The Glimpses of the Moon

  • Title: The Glimpses of the Moon
  • Author: Edith Wharton Elizabeth Klett
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  • Page: 349
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  • The Glimpses of the Moon The Glimpses of the Moon is about Nick and Susy Lansing both of whom live a decadent life in Europe by sponging off wealthy friends They marry out of convenience and have an open relationship b
    The Glimpses of the Moon 1922 is about Nick and Susy Lansing, both of whom live a decadent life in Europe by sponging off wealthy friends They marry out of convenience and have an open relationship, but are unprepared for where their feelings will take them

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    About Edith Wharton Elizabeth Klett


    1. Edith Newbold Jones was born into such wealth and privilege that her family inspired the phrase keeping up with the Joneses The youngest of three children, Edith spent her early years touring Europe with her parents and, upon the family s return to the United States, enjoyed a privileged childhood in New York and Newport, Rhode Island Edith s creativity and talent soon became obvious By the age of eighteen she had written a novella, as well as witty reviews of it and published poetry in the Atlantic Monthly.After a failed engagement, Edith married a wealthy sportsman, Edward Wharton Despite similar backgrounds and a shared taste for travel, the marriage was not a success Many of Wharton s novels chronicle unhappy marriages, in which the demands of love and vocation often conflict with the expectations of society Wharton s first major novel, The House of Mirth, published in 1905, enjoyed considerable literary success Ethan Frome appeared six years later, solidifying Wharton s reputation as an important novelist Often in the company of her close friend, Henry James, Wharton mingled with some of the most famous writers and artists of the day, including F Scott Fitzgerald, Andr Gide, Sinclair Lewis, Jean Cocteau, and Jack London.In 1913 Edith divorced Edward She lived mostly in France for the remainder of her life When World War I broke out, she organized hostels for refugees, worked as a fund raiser, and wrote for American publications from battlefield frontlines She was awarded the French Legion of Honor for her courage and distinguished work.The Age of Innocence, a novel about New York in the 1870s, earned Wharton the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1921 the first time the award had been bestowed upon a woman Wharton traveled throughout Europe to encourage young authors She also continued to write, lying in her bed every morning, as she had always done, dropping each newly penned page on the floor to be collected and arranged when she was finished Wharton suffered a stroke and died on August 11, 1937 She is buried in the American Cemetery in Versailles, France Barnesandnoble


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    1. I really love romances. The disdain I have shown over the years towards romance novels might conflict with this statement, but I truly adore a good love story. But why do I never find well-written, logical! (is that too much to ask?) but smutty romances? Why aren't there any novels as superbly written and plotted as The Glimpses of the Moon, but with some sexy in them?So, The Glimpses of the Moon. Nick and Susy are a part of 1920th American high society, but they are penniless. They have no mean [...]

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    2. The Glimpses of the Moon has been compared to Wharton's great classic, The House of Mirth, and it's protagonist Susy Lansing to the tragic Lily Bart, and while similarities do exist, Glimpses falls short of House of Mirth. The Glimpses of the Moon was published in 1922, 17 years after The House of Mirth, and one year after The Age of Innocence, so Wharton was at the peak of her writing ability, but Glimpses falls just short of the greatness of the aforementioned novels. It's still good, worth re [...]

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    3. Nineteenth century first world problems

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    4. Published in 1922, this was Wharton's last completed novel. It is also my fifth Wharton - I've previously read The Age of Innocence, The House of Mirth, The Custom of the Country and Summer.There is something about Wharton that pierces me to my very soul. Glimpses of the Moon was no exception to that effect. No one wrote arid wealth and the oppressive customs of society better than Wharton - she explores the impact of narrow convention on characters at the same time that she ignored those conven [...]

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    5. I'm so glad I read this book! "It's not House of Mirth," the reviews kept saying. "Well, neither is Anna Karenina War and Peace," I answered, and kept on reading.A marriage of two penniless socialites begins with a business bargain and ends. Or does it?

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    6. Susy and her beau Nick have both grown up around rich people though their own families have lost their fortunes. Susy makes her way in the world flitting from invitation to invitation acting as an unpaid but rewarded assistant to her rich friends. Nick has dreams of making a living by his writing. They meet and fall in love but one rich matron from Susy's circle tells her, in effect, hands off of Nick because she has designs on him. Susy tells Nick they have to part and why but by then they've f [...]

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    7. Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget--Imagine if Lily Bart and Lawrence Selden from Wharton's THE HOUSE OF MIRTH had given it a go and gotten together--this might have been the result. Nick Lansing and wife Susy have nothing between them but social popularity and an ability to live off the generosity of others. In a moment of "madness," they decide to get married, figuring they have a year before the money is gone and they may have to give each other up.Although Nick reminded me (not in pleasant way [...]

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    8. I'd never read Wharton before and picked this up on a whim because it seemed the most intelligent and charming of the new books section in the main library. It was charming indeed, but also emotionally torturous in the delightful way that well written romances are. Not, like, romance novels in the modern commercial sense, but in the Thomas Hardy sense. Only from the '20s. However, being a fan of tension, especially romantic tension, the letdown at the resolution was both a relief and akin to bei [...]

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    9. The Glimpses of the Moon was Edith Wharton's first novel published after The Age of Innocence, her Pulitzer Prize winner. So, even though I had never heard of it, I read it because she was so at the top of her game at the time that I thought it might be a wonderful rediscovery.Well, not quite. Mrs. Wharton had started this years earlier, and had had trouble with it. She had also made a few publishing contracts and had some obligations, when a world war interrupted. She came back to it after the [...]

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    10. You never can go wrong with Edith Wharton. But I found this novel, not one of her most famous, especially fascinating, and Wharton's way of mixing romanticism, even sometimes clichés, with an acute realism, works amazingly well and casts a spell. No one has talked about American society as she has - and her characters, battling with their emotions and their ambitions, trapped without necessarily knowing it, are not only quite touching but also not that different from us.

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    11. How lovely. Though it's something like a twenty-first century romcom (and if this hasn't been adapted for film, it really should be) and it almost reads like parody at times, it is so clearly Wharton's work, this is a charming book. I really, really love Edith Wharton, but sometimes she seems too viciously satirical, as in The Custom of the Country, where Undine Spragg is so aggressively vapid and self-serving as to be an insult to humanity at large (and American humanity in particular). This bo [...]

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    12. Sposi per un anno! E' questo che si prefiggono Susy e Nick due giovani parassiti che vivono alle spalle di una high society americana agiatissima ma vuota e priva di valori.Sarà una crescita la loro, soprattutto morale, e il sentimento che li unirà li farà maturare e comprendere che, al di là della ricchezza, c'è dell'altro: amore ma soprattutto rispetto di se stessiUn romanzo nn pretenzioso, leggero solo apparentemente, gradevolissimo e narrato con eleganza

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    13. Romanul a fost ușor de citit, cu un scris plăcut, focalizând imaginea mai mult pe Susy, pe când Nick apare mai mult ca o entitate din umbra eroinei; lectura mi-a făcut plăcere datorită stilului interesant, a firului narativ ușor de urmărit, dar și a finalului, oarecum neașteptat.Recenzia video o găsiți pe canalul meu de YT aici.

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    14. I feel bad admitting that this is the first book written by Edith Wharton that I have read.But believe me I'm going to rectify that in a big way, because it was a really good book. I don't normally like romances but this was so well written and such a good storye ending is pretty predictable, but that's okay. Anyway, I now want to read all of her books and am going to start with Ethan Frome.

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    15. This is yet another good entry from Wharton. As to the title, there are three or four places where the young lovers stand outdoors and gaze at the moon. I didn't think, however, that this was the point of the title. I have always thought - before we actually went there - that going for the moon meant reaching far or trying for the utmost. I find a quote by Norman Vincent Peale. “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.” If you're aiming for something, even if you do [...]

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    16. If you're comfortable dealing with the assumptions Edith Wharton makes about money and the classes who have it (basically the assumption that the green stuff is worth writing about, thinking about, being torn about, etc etc) then her often painful observations are beyond brilliant. And what carries you through those observations is this exquisite sense of longing and desire that permeates each page. At the beginning it's more of a longing to escape, but in her later novels it's distinctly sexual [...]

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    17. Set in the early 1920s, this novel continues Edith Wharton's examination of New York society and the costs it exacts on those who try to be part of it. Susy Branch and Nick Lansing concoct a plan to live free in the best spots of Europe by getting married and letting their friends offer their homes as honeymoon resorts. This is Susy's idea because both she and Nick are poor yet part of the New York world. The scheme works just fine until one evening Nick learns that the price of their palace in [...]

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    18. First published in 1922, this is considered somewhat glib and satirical (in comparison with Warton's other work). It's the story of Susy and Nick who though without money themselves, are hanger's-on to the wealthy, the international set that cruises Europe, dashing from Rome to Paris to cruises on the Aegean. In order for Susy and Nick to continue in this life, each must marry into money (sell themselves, in other words). Instead they decide to marry each other and live off wedding gifts. Part o [...]

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    19. Nick Lansing and Susy Branch are an extraordinarily clever young couple. First, they do actually care about one another. Second, they are both a bit short of cash, and for two young people in the Roaring Twenties that can be a problem. They cook up an innovative plan to marry and then embark upon a grand European tour to visit relatives and friends whom they can sponge off of. Kinda brilliant, come to think of it. But of course wrinkles in this little plan of theirs do come up. This is a tale ab [...]

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    20. Ambientato in quella parte di società in cui la poverà è ignota e il lavoro un perfetto sconosciuto, “Raggi di luna” racconta la storia di due giovani , con qualche difficoltà economica, che stipulano un patto di mutuo soccorso e decidendo di sposarsi, possono beneficiare di versamenti in denaro e ospitalità per almeno un anno.L’autrice mostra la società dei primi novecento, la critica blandamente e ci offre un lieto finale.Ma questa coppia di scrocconi annoia e irrita.

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    21. I have yet to read as many Edith Wharton novels as I would like to – although I do have about five TBR. This one immediately appealed to me – and yet I have been left rather disappointed in it.Edith Wharton is famous for having written novels that lift the lid on the society in which she lived. In The Glimpses of the Moon, she satirises those bright young things with more money than sense, who divorce their spouses at a drop of a hat, and the poorer hangers on who live off them. “Apart fro [...]

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    22. A pecunias socialite couple who live off their rich friends get hitched in order to enjoy a year-long honeymoon in various romantic locations off the money they receive as gifts, agreeing to divorce each other when somebody better (i.e. richer) comes along.Susy and Nick Lansing try the experiment because of a shared 'kind of free-masonry of precocious tolerance and irony', meaning that they don't even like most of the people they shamelessly sponge off and consider themselves above them.That's n [...]

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    23. It was a kiss with a future in it: like a ring slipped upon her soul. And now, in the dreadful pause that followed--while Strefford fidgeted with his cigarette-case and rattled the spoon in his cup--Susy remembered what she had seen through the circle of Nick's kiss: that blue illimitable distance which was at once the landscape at their feet and the future in their souls.Edith Wharton's The Glimpses of the Moon is a beautifully written novel of two young lovers, newly wed, fighting for their lo [...]

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    24. Opens up rather like Breakfast at Tiffany’s - you have two professional ‘hangers on’ who leech off their wealthy ‘friends’ falling in love. They plan to get married and live for a year off wedding gifts and live in a succession of other people’s homes donated to the cause of honeymooning.What tears the couple apart is (GASP) the moral compromise of the woman helping one of their benefactors deceive her husband by posting letters from the borrowed home as though she were at home inste [...]

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    25. It is all about love and money by Edith Wharton managed to tell the story in a charming way.

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    26. This is one of Wharton's later novels. It's been compared with the House of Mirth, but I did not see the resemblance - particularly since this book has a happy ending.Susy and Nick Lansing are newlyweds. They have fallen in love against their better judgement, since neither has the means to make a living and they both love society life. They decide to get married figuring they an live at least a year off their wedding gifts and the kindness of their wealthy friends who are more than willing to l [...]

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    27. This was the second book by Edith Wharton I have read the first one being 'The Age of Innocence'. I shall not compare them, I believe the statement that usually any author has only one true masterpiece will speak for itself. However I don't mean to say that I didn't like the novel, on the contrary, it was an exquisitely good-written piece of literature. I tried to arrange my impressions into some logical scheme and here is what I want to say:The LoveAt first sight the plot seems to be quite usua [...]

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    28. Wharton is incapable of telling a bad story, and this one -- although probably to modern minds a bit thin in its premise -- is no exception. There's enough fashion and wealth and gossip and love affairs and divorce to make one feel as if one has been dropped into a 19th century version of Real Housewives of New Jersey, but I was a bit miffed that Wharton casts Susie's redemption in the classic feminine form of being a surrogate mother to five children (really? she couldn't be milliner to the ric [...]

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    29. Wharton's novel, Glimpses of the Moon, is very much a novel of the '20s and as such seems to presage Fitzgerald's novels of passion. What a relief it must have been for her to write it when Age of Innocence, two years previous to it, ends so differently.

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    30. If you’ve been scarred by other Wharton books (Ethan Frome, etc) don’t let that deter you from this book. It’s not Wharton’s greatest masterpiece but is a captivating story. And it also includes settings around Italy that are fun if you know the geography.

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