The tale of seven children, stepbrothers and stepsisters, who are left to their own devices by their rather cavalier, bourgeois parents. On a shipboard vacation they have a chance meeting with Martin Boyne who becomes the children's ally and tries to keep them from being dispersed.
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In The Children, an instant bestseller when it was first published in 1928, Edith Wharton created a comic, bittersweet novel about the misadventures of a bachelor and a band of precocious children. The seven Wheater children, stepbrothers and-sisters grown weary of being shuttled from parent to parent 'like bundles, ' are eager for their parents' latest reconciliation to last. A chance meeting between the children and the solitary forty-six-year old Martin Boyne leads to a series of unforgettable encounters.About the Author:
Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was born into a prosperous New York family in 1862. She wrote over fifteen novels, was distinguished for her work in the First World War and was the first woman to receive a Doctorate of Letters from Yale University. She died in France at the age of 75.
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