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A woman conceals from a man all the passion that she feels for him, while he, on his side, simulates a passion for her which he does not feel. 舡 (p. 148) Few amorous intrigues can be kept secret. Indeed, all the people in her circle know the intimate details of Lily舗s life, and all misinterpret her behavior. Certain women have sought to hide their conduct under a veil of modesty ... 舡 Lily remains a virgin, but her lack of caution leads men to misjudge her character. The countless ways by which women arouse strong passions in men give rise to an aversion and antipathy in their own sex.

B. Lewis mistakenly writes that Wharton never met Maugham. 2. Jeffrey Meyers, Scott Fitzgerald: A Biography (New York: HarperCollins,1994), pp. 156-157. 3. Edith Wharton, Letters, edited by R. W. B. Lewis and Nancy Lewis (New York: Scribner舖s, 1988), p. 5. 4. Edith Wharton, A Backward Glance (1934. Reprint: New York: Scribner舗s, 1964), p. 73. 5. Quoted in Louis Auchincloss, Edith Wharton: A Woman in Her Time (New York: Viking Press, 1971), p. 142. 6. Kenneth Clark, Another Part of the Wood: A Self-Portrait (1974.

1898 Henry James舗s The Turn of the Screw is published. 1901 The Whartons begin to build The Mount, their summer home near Lenox, Massachusetts. Edith舗s mother dies in Paris. 1905 The House of Mirth is published. The novel quickly becomes one of the best-selling books of the year; its popularity solidifies Wharton舗s reputation as a major novelist. Wharton and Henry James develop a close friendship. George Bernard Shaw舗s play Major Barbara is performed in London. 1908 Wharton publishes A Motor-Flight through France, in which she recounts her travels with Edward and Henry James.

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