Free Classics: The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton

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The Glimpses of the Moon is a 1922 novel by Edith Wharton.

I love it when the Amazon reader reviewers do my work for me!

“Edith Wharton won the Pulitzer in 1921, for her social romantic tragedy “Age of Innocence.” What to do after a triumph like that? Well, in Wharton’s case, she went the opposite direction, with a gentle romance called The Glimpses of the Moon.”

Well who wouldn’t want to have a gentle romance for Valentine’s Day?

His hand still lay on hers, and for a long interval, while they stood silent in the enveloping loveliness of the night, she was aware only of the warm current running from palm to palm, as the moonlight below them drew its line of magic from shore to shore.

But I need a little conflict . . .

Suddenly in tears, she was out of the door and down his steep three flights before he could stop her—though, in thinking it over, she didn’t even remember if he had tried to. She only recalled having stood a long time on the corner of Fifth Avenue, in the harsh winter radiance, waiting till a break in the torrent of motors laden with fashionable women should let her cross, and saying to herself: “After all, I might have promised Ursula… and kept on seeing him….”

Much more like it! The course of true love never did run smooth. . .

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