By Edith Wharton
This is a tale of a young lady whose driven by chronic ambition to have anything she currently doesn't possess. She will stop at nearly nothing to get what she wants, with hardly any regard - though without maliciousness, either - to other people's wellbeing.
This book took me a while to finish because it is fairly long (don't remember how many pages exactly, as I returned the book to the library and cannot find the edition I read online) and the language deserves full attention. I really enjoyed some paragraphs. [300-400 pp. (?)]
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