Life with Father, Clarence Day, Jr. (1935) Classics Club Spin #30

This is an intimate study of the dynamics of a New York City family in the late 19th century. Clarence Day, Jr., the eldest of three boys, writes descriptively and honestly about his parents, especially the control of his father-his word is law and that is it. However, his mother Vinnie is not a meek …

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The Bunner Sisters, Edith Wharton (1916)

The Bunner sisters were proud of the neatness of their shop and content with its humble prosperity. It was not what they had once imagined it would be...and it was long since their hopes had soared higher.   Edith Wharton is known for her sharp observations about the excesses of the upper classes and expats …

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