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ralston1319 added a title to their For later shelf Oct 02 2017

"Compelling...A masterly feat...A magnificent, sweeping, authoritative, warm yet wry history."

-- The Wall Street Journal

In this fascinating and intimate portrait of the Stuarts, author Allan Massie takes us deep into one of history's bloodiest...

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ralston1319 added a title to their In progress shelf Oct 01 2017
A Finnish journalist and naturalized American citizen compares and contrasts life in the U.S. with life in the Nordic region to encourage Americans to draw on practices from the Nordic way of life to create a fairer, happier, more secure, and less...
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ralston1319 added a title to their For later shelf Sep 27 2017
An elegant portrait of desire and betrayal in Old New York. In the highest circle of New York social life during the 1870's, Newland Archer, a young lawyer, prepares to marry the docile May Welland. Before their engagement is announced, he meets...
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ralston1319 added a title to their For later shelf Sep 27 2017

Highly acclaimed at its publication in 1913, The Custom of the Country is a cutting commentary on America's nouveaux riches, their upward-yearning aspirations and their eventual downfalls. Through her heroine, the beautiful and ruthless Undine...

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ralston1319 added a title to their For later shelf Sep 27 2017

Edith Wharton was at the height of her enormous literary powers when she published The Reef in 1912, and everything about this novel suggests a mastery so complete that it can achieve nothing higher. The plot, which tells of the drastic effects of...

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