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The Reef [with Biographical Introduction] Edith Wharton

The Reef [with Biographical Introduction]

Edith Wharton

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158 pages
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Written in 1912 and set in and around London, The Reef is a story of complex morality and its intricately woven place in society. This narrative primarily follows George Darrow and Anna Leath, a young gentleman and a widowed lady who plan to marry.MoreWritten in 1912 and set in and around London, The Reef is a story of complex morality and its intricately woven place in society. This narrative primarily follows George Darrow and Anna Leath, a young gentleman and a widowed lady who plan to marry. Both of them experience doubts about their union, with surprising outcomes. Darrow has a brief liaison with the delicate, generous Sophy Viner, a kind woman of the working class. She later meets Annas stepson Owen Leath, who wishes to upset social conventions and marry her. When Annas discovers the intimate history of Darrow and Sophy, she worries about her stepsons affections and feels concerned about the alliance she herself is about to create. Whartons talent for balancing emotional turmoil and all the social manners of her time is blended into this philosophical work that explores the metaphorical reefs in the hearts of women.