Summer (version 2)

Edith WHARTON (1862 - 1937)

Wharton's 1917 novella Summer, like her more famous work Ethan Frome, is set in a very small rural New England town. Charity Royall longs to escape the claustrophobic confines of North Dormer and the inappropriate advances of her guardian Mr. Royall, who adopted her as a child from the nearby Mountain community. Hope arrives in the form of city boy Lucius Harney, who has come to research the architecture of the region; but will his presence in Charity's life mean her salvation - or her undoing? (Introduction by Elizabeth Klett)

Genre(s): General Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter 1 Elizabeth Klett
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Play 02 Chapter 2 Elizabeth Klett
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Play 03 Chapter 3 Elizabeth Klett
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Play 04 Chapter 4 Elizabeth Klett
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Play 05 Chapter 5 Elizabeth Klett
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Play 06 Chapter 6 Elizabeth Klett
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Play 08 Chapter 8 Elizabeth Klett
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Play 09 Chapter 9 Elizabeth Klett
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Play 10 Chapter 10 Elizabeth Klett
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Play 11 Chapter 11 Elizabeth Klett
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Play 12 Chapter 12 Elizabeth Klett
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Play 15 Chapter 15 Elizabeth Klett
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Play 16 Chapter 16 Elizabeth Klett
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Play 17 Chapter 17 Elizabeth Klett
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Play 18 Chapter 18 Elizabeth Klett
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