Alice Meynell (review date December 1905)
SOURCE: Meynell, Alice. “The House of Mirth.” Bookman 29, no. 171 (December 1905): 130-31.
[In the following review, Meynell finds Wharton's moral stance lacking in The House of Mirth.]
Mrs. Wharton is essentially a moralist, albeit with the whole modern resolve not to declare herself. A Gift from the Grave remains her highest, most complete, and most commanding work, because, in a memorable passage she set her sail to a natural wind. Moral passion swept through the world of that...
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