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HERMANAS BUNNER, LAS af EDITH WHARTON
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HERMANAS BUNNER, LAS (original 1916; udgave 1900)

af EDITH WHARTON

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Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - In the days when New York's traffic moved at the pace of the drooping horse-car, when society applauded Christine Nilsson at the Academy of Music and basked in the sunsets of the Hudson River School on the walls of the National Academy of Design, an inconspicuous shop with a single show-window was intimately and favourably known to the feminine population of the quarter bordering on Stuyvesant Square. It was a very small shop, in a shabby basement, in a side-street already doomed to decline; and from the miscellaneous display behind the window-pane, and the brevity of the sign surmounting it (merely "Bunner Sisters" in blotchy gold on a black ground) it would have been difficult for the uninitiated to guess the precise nature of the business carried on within. But that was of little consequence, since its fame was so purely local that the customers on whom its existence depended were almost congenitally aware of the exact range of "goods" to be found at Bunner Sisters'.… (mere)
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Titel:HERMANAS BUNNER, LAS
Forfattere:EDITH WHARTON
Info:CONTRASE¥A EDITORIAL (1900), Perfect Paperback
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Bunner Sisters af Edith Wharton (1916)

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A predictable tale of spiraling into poverty set in old NYC. Two sisters manage a small and unsuccessful business that barely keeps a roof over their heads. They appear to be past dreams, ambitions, or hopes but secretly long for love. Both women privately pin their romantic hopes on the same man who is without better prospects than they.

Wharton is not given to happy endings and she doesn't shirk from holding her reader's to account for the plight of single women, whether high or low on the ladder of society, left to make their way in the world. Her Dickensian social commentary equally blames the comfortable for their smug self-satisfaction that allows them to remain blind to others' suffering, and the expensive indulgence in naivete to the ways of the world by the poor.

Wharton insists in this novella, just as she does in her greater works that fairy tales don't come true and miracles don't happen. And the Wheel of Fortune heedlessly grinds unmarried "unprotected" women to dust in late 19th C. America. ( )
  Limelite | Dec 29, 2019 |
The Bunner Sisters is a brief novella that I felt packed quite a punch. Wharton strays from the world of the wealthy elite and instead explores the lives of two sisters living one small step away from poverty. They have a small shop in NYC and make just enough to get by and set a little aside. They are happy, but then meet Mr. Ramy and both sisters see a chance at marrying him and having a different life. Let's just say the novel doesn't end happily.

Towards the end of the book, this passage really summed up the moral of this novella. This is the thought of the older sister, who sets aside her desires to allow her younger sister a chance for a happy life.

Hitherto she had never thought of questioning the inherited principles which had guided her life. Self-effacement for the good of others had always seemed to her both natural and necessary; but then she had taken it for granted that it implied the securing of that good. Now she perceived that to refuse the gifts of life does not ensure their transmission to those for whom they have been surrendered; and her familiar heaven was unpeopled.

As always, I love Edith Wharton's writing. ( )
  japaul22 | Jul 4, 2019 |
Psychologically astute with a tinge of melodrama in the manner of that other Wharton novella I have issues with, Ethan Frome. Besides that it's a bleak, chilling look at poverty and aloneness--there's no romance or whimsy about that here--and what happens when real life doesn't live up to the promises of moral ideals or religious conviction. Forgotten women, discarded women, people barely scraping by in the margins of society. ( )
  subabat | Mar 20, 2018 |
The Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton takes place in a shabby neighbourhood in New York City. The two sisters keep a shop selling women’s accessories, like artificial flowers. They barely make ends meet, but by doing some extra sewing, Ann Eliza, the elder sister, is able to give the younger sister, Evelina a clock for her birthday. Although Ann Eliza has come to terms with her spinsterhood, Evelina still clings to the hope of marriage. When the sisters develop a relationship with the clock-maker, Mr Ramy, both sisters are attracted to him. Mr Ramy seems like a quiet, gentleman who would make a fine husband, but it turns out that he is not what he seems. The sister’s fragile sensibilities and naivety leads to their placing trust where it shouldn’t have been placed.

First and foremost, this story is a tragedy, a dark tale of poverty, loneliness and despair. Edith Wharton excels in stories that are full of melancholy and repressed emotions. In The Bunner Sisters she expertly pulls on the reader’s heartstrings with this quietly affecting, emotional read. ( )
  DeltaQueen50 | Mar 20, 2017 |
Written in the late nineteenth century but not published until 1916, Bunner Sisters details the story of two spinster sisters who share a clothing shop in the dingy backstreets of New York. One day, their ineffectual monotonous routine becomes something different when Ann Eliza gifts her younger sister Evelina a small clock for her birthday. Finding its place on a shelf in their shop, the clock will mark the unstoppable tempo of decay as the two sisters’ lives become forever changed. Life in Wharton’s short novel is unforgiving, but equally unrelentless -- like in her other works, it becomes defined by the constant struggle between social and individual fulfillment. The story’s pair of humble souls and their endurance of such gritty realities are difficult to forget, and Wharton’s literary capacities shine strongest during the novel’s closing scene.

Liked my review? Check out my book blog for more! ( )
  biblio-empire | Aug 15, 2016 |
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In the days when New York's traffic moved at the pace of the drooping horse-car, when society applauded Christine Nilsson at the Academy of Music and basked in the sunsets of the Hudson River School on the walls of the National Academy of Design, an inconspicuous shop with a single show-window was intimately and favourably known to the feminine population of the quarter bordering on Stuyvesant Square.
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Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - In the days when New York's traffic moved at the pace of the drooping horse-car, when society applauded Christine Nilsson at the Academy of Music and basked in the sunsets of the Hudson River School on the walls of the National Academy of Design, an inconspicuous shop with a single show-window was intimately and favourably known to the feminine population of the quarter bordering on Stuyvesant Square. It was a very small shop, in a shabby basement, in a side-street already doomed to decline; and from the miscellaneous display behind the window-pane, and the brevity of the sign surmounting it (merely "Bunner Sisters" in blotchy gold on a black ground) it would have been difficult for the uninitiated to guess the precise nature of the business carried on within. But that was of little consequence, since its fame was so purely local that the customers on whom its existence depended were almost congenitally aware of the exact range of "goods" to be found at Bunner Sisters'.

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