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The Art of the Novella: May Day by F. Scott Fitzgerald

In the spring of 1919, the world was recovering from the catastrophe of World War I, which had ended with an armistice in November of 1918. The Paris Peace Conference had begun in January of 1919 which would result in … Continue reading

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The Art of the Novella: Summer by Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton is perhaps best known for her piercing portrayals of upper class New York society in her best known novels, House of Mirth and Age of Innocence.  She did, however, on at least two occasions focus her attention and … Continue reading

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The Art of the Novella: First Love by Ivan Turgenev

In the late 1850’s, three wealthy Russians have supper at the home of one of the men.  After the plates are cleared away and the middle-aged gentlemen are enjoying cigars, they trade stories of their first loves.  Two of them … Continue reading

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