Tuesday, September 10, 2019
From New York Stories, edited by Diana Secker Tesdell
"Her supreme charm was the simplicity that comes of taking it for granted that people are born with carriages and country places: it never occurred to her that such congenital attributes could be matter for self-consciousness, and she had none of the nouveau riche prudery which classes poverty with the nude in art and is not sure how to behave in the presence of either."
From A Cup of Cold Water, by Edith Wharton
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Labels: anthologies, class, Edith Wharton, Everyman's Library, New York City, short stories, snobbery
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