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ReaderMarija's Reviews

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Resurrection
Rosemary Edmonds, Leo Tolstoy
Christmas Pudding and Pigeon Pie (Vintage Original)
Nancy Mitford
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False Dawn

False Dawn - Edith Wharton This short novella of Wharton’s is quite entertaining and amazingly manages to incorporate a number of intriguing themes. The story plays with art and the fickleness of trends in the art market. The commentary is quite interesting. I loved all of the little cameo appearances of famous personages, such as John Ruskin and Rossetti. They’re incorporated subtly and don’t hinder the progression of the text. The irony of the ending is quite wonderful. It was like watching an episode of Antiques Road Show.