False Dawn



In the 1840s, Lewis Raycie s domineering father sends him to Europe to buy art When he selects Italian primitives, not yet recognized as masterpieces, his appalled father disinherits him, only to discover, too late, the wisdom of his son s intuition. New Read False Dawn author Edith Wharton For Kindle ePUB or eBook – tiffanydaniels.co.ukFalse Dawn

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  • Paperback
  • 143 pages
  • False Dawn
  • Edith Wharton
  • English
  • 21 May 2018
  • 9997519388

10 thoughts on “False Dawn

  1. says:

    A neatly turned brief gem, sadly concluded Derek Jacobi interprets perfectly on the audio.

  2. says:

    A lesser favorite from Edith Wharton still goes on my favorites list This one is about Lewis, who might be described today as Metro Sexual, and his father, an overbearing class conscious windbag Father bestows his life savings on his only son, instructing him to go to Europe and invest in a gallery of heirlooms that will bring glory and honor to the fam...

  3. says:

    A lovely short story which encapsulates Wharton s style When a New York millionaire father sends his son to Europe to form his own taste in art, they both know he doesn t really mean it After all, the father made a list and provided the funds for the son to buy very specific pieces for his collection, painted only by the artists who were approved by American high society at the time He wants the son to bring ba...

  4. says:

    A good book but I read it after The House of Mirth, which was wonderful albeit tragic Edith Wharton was a wonderful writer and so my rating is only in comparison to her writing.

  5. says:

    Where is our Byron our Scott our Shakespeare And in painting it is the same Where are our Old Masters We are not without contemporary talent but for works of genius we must still look to the past we must, in most cases, content ourselves with copies This sort of lays the groundwork for the anxiety held within this novella Written in the 1920s, there s still a kind of irony that Wharton also has missed some of the greats of American literature While she was a huge proponent and ally to H Where is our Byron our Scott our Shakespeare And in painting it is the same Where are our Old Masters We are not...

  6. says:

    the scion of an upper class family of Old New York is sent on the Grand Tour with the specific charge of returning home with a notable art collection, to include in particular a Raphael but the young man makes the acquaintance of some traveling pre Raphaelites and, under their tutelage and influence, acquires a very unfashionable but magnificent collection of Italian medieval artworks upon his return home his father is so enraged by his son s presumption that he disinherits the young man, an the scion of an upper class family of Old New York is sent on the Grand Tour with the specific charge of returning home with a notable art collection, to include in particular a Raphael but the young man makes the acquaintance of some traveling pre Raphaelites and, under their tutelage and influence, acquires a very unfashionable but magnificent collection of Italian medieval artworks up...

  7. says:

    Interesting little novella Wharton cuts to the core of hypocrisy like a surgeon.

  8. says:

    Why do I always open myself up to Wharton s sad endings

  9. says:

    There are only three or four American novelists who can be thought of as major and Edith Wharton is one Gore Vidal One of my goals is to read all her books.This audio novella is a gem The force and precision of Wharton s language are brought vividly to life by Jacobi, an actor whose beautiful voice you recognize only for an instant before you both submerge in the story Wharton doesn t waste a word, or even a pause, and I had to hear the first cassette twice before I understood exactly There are only three or four American novelists who can be thought of as major and Edith Wharton is one Gore Vidal One of my goals is to read all her books.This audio nove...

  10. says:

    I think the physical descriptions of the people in this book are a great strength There s a link, both for the father, but also for Lewis himself, between what he thinks a person should look like and what he thinks the art should look like Lewis marries a girl that everyone believes to be plain, but who looks very much like a woman in the new art Nobody in his family appreciates either decision Both Lewis and his father are also incredibly subject to externals i...

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