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Rivalitatea ➧ Rivalitatea Ebook ➭ Author Edith Wharton – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Dupa ce a petrecut o lunga perioada de timp pe Riviera, mpreuna cu o comunitate americana expatriata, Kate Clephane decide sa se ntoarca la New York, unde prezenta i fusese multa vreme refuzata de cat Dupa ce a petrecut o lunga perioada de timp pe Riviera, mpreuna cu o comunitate americana expatriata, Kate Clephane decide sa se ntoarca la New York, unde prezenta i fusese multa vreme refuzata de catre nalta societate, pentru vina de a si fi abandonat sotul si fetita de trei ani Cea care i doreste ntoarcerea este fiica sa Anne, care vrea ca mama ei sa i fie alaturi la nunta cu Chris Fenno, erou de razboi, dar, n acelasi timp, om fara talente deosebite si arivist de profesie Kate e nsa prea putin interesata de adevaratele intentii ale lui Chris fata de fiica ei, pentru ca, n trecut, barbatul i a fost amant, iar ea este nca ndragostita de el Dilema morala a femeii sa i marturiseasca fiicei sale secretul sau sa taca si drama care va urma conduc spre un final care a scandalizat societatea americana la vremea aparitiei cartii Rivalitate este unul dintre ultimele mari romane ale lui Edith Wharton, autoarea detinatoare a Premiului Pulitzer pentru volumul Varsta inocentei, cea pe care Gore Vidal o numea unul dintre cei trei sau patru romancieri americani care pot fi considerati cu adevarat importanti.


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  1. Mary Durrant Mary Durrant says:

    One of Edith Wharton s later novels.Kate Clephane has lived on the French Riviera since being exiled from New York where she eloped with her lover.Left behind was Kate s young daughter Anne.We move on twenty years when Anne sends a telegram asking her mother back after the death of her grandmother.She settles back down to life in New York.The joy is soon threatened by the reappearance of the only man Kate had truly loved.Very gripping story.A tale of secrets which leads us to a surprising ending One of Edith Wharton s later novels.Kate Clephane has lived on the French Riviera since being exiled from New York where she eloped with her lover.Left behind was Kate s young daughter Anne.We move on twenty years when Anne sends a telegram asking her mother back after the death of her grandmother.She settles back down to life in New York.The joy is soon threatened by the reappearance of the only man Kate had truly loved.Very gripping story.A tale of secrets which leads us to a surprising ending


  2. Cynthia Cynthia says:

    After reading The Age of Innocence , The House of Mirth , and Custom the Country I thought I d read the best of Wharton Not So Wharton is always exemplary in portraying upper class New Yorkers and their staid customs Some things are de rigueur and others just aren t allowed Unlike her earlier gilded age settings Recompense takes place post World War I and there are cars, easier travel within and without the country, telephones provide easier communication In her early twenties Kate ra After reading The Age of Innocence , The House of Mirth , and Custom the Country I thought I d read the best of Wharton Not So Wharton is always exemplary in portraying upper class New Yorkers and their staid customs Some things are de rigueur and others just aren t allowed Unlike her earlier gilded age settings Recompense takes place post World War I and there are cars, easier travel within and without the country, telephones provide easier communication In her early twenties Kate ran from her rules worshiping husband, leaving behind her three year old daughter Worse still a society playboy helped her escape and then dumped her and everyone who matters knows about it She exiles herself to Europe and settles in with other rule breakers They partially redeem themselves with good works during the war Time moves on Divorce is invented More importantly others from her social set misbehave eclipsing her own scandal When her husband and then her mother in law die Kate s daughter invites her back home to live with her Kate is surprised athow easily she fits back in, how nonchalantly her old cronies welcome her and how much her daughter cares for her The one love affair she allowed herself during her exile comes back to haunt her threatening her new life however Despite this Kate sees vistas of possible happiness, but ultimately she has to decide between speaking the truth and hurting her daughter or keeping secrets that are almost impossible to swallow Sadly her real choice narrows down to deciding whether she wants to feel alone and alienated in NY or on the Continent At least this is territory she s already familiar with


  3. Laura Laura says:

    A little gem of a novel about scandal and shame as only Edith Wharton could dream up Actually, this is the sort of situation Edith Wharton might have gotten herself into, so it probably didn t take too much imagination Kate Clephane has been exiled abroad after abandoning her husband and infant daughter years earlier Now the daughter is grown up, engaged to be married, and wants to reunite with her mother A crisis arises when Kate discovers that she knows her daughter s fianc a bit too well A little gem of a novel about scandal and shame as only Edith Wharton could dream up Actually, this is the sort of situation Edith Wharton might have gotten herself into, so it probably didn t take too much imagination Kate Clephane has been exiled abroad after abandoning her husband and infant daughter years earlier Now the daughter is grown up, engaged to be married, and wants to reunite with her mother A crisis arises when Kate discovers that she knows her daughter s fianc a bit too well


  4. Theresa Theresa says:

    This late novella kept my attention, with its intense look into Kate Clephane s tortured and conflicted inner life, over her feelings about her former lover marrying her daughter Her character is the one we get to know intimately, with others revolving around her, affecting her reactions The plot line seems very soap opera ish, but is believable considering the s of the time I m glad to find another Wharton that was new to me.


  5. Jane Jane says:

    The Mother s Recompense is one of Edith Wharton s later novels, published in 1925.It tells the story of Kate Clephane, an American who lived in exile on the French Riviera She had been unhappy in her marriage, trapped by a controlling husband, and so she fled with another man He left her, but that wasn t what broke her heart losing her infant daughter did that And so forthan twenty years Kate her life among the quietly alongside so many others who had broken society s rules.It was no The Mother s Recompense is one of Edith Wharton s later novels, published in 1925.It tells the story of Kate Clephane, an American who lived in exile on the French Riviera She had been unhappy in her marriage, trapped by a controlling husband, and so she fled with another man He left her, but that wasn t what broke her heart losing her infant daughter did that And so forthan twenty years Kate her life among the quietly alongside so many others who had broken society s rules.It was not easy to feel sympathy for a woman who had abandoned her daughter, but I did Because Kate Clephane was a real, complex, human being, and she was as interesting as any woman I have met in the pages of an Edith Wharton novel She had accepted her situation she had just one regret, and memories that haunted her.It was in France, at the start of the First World War, that Kate Clephane met the love of her life Chris Fenno was a much younger man, and they were happy together until family ties, and practical matters, called him home to America Kate was left to live alone again, in genteel poverty.Two telegrams changed her life The first told her that her mother in law, the formidable woman in whose lifetime Kate would never dare go home, was dead And the second asked her to come home Anne, the daughter who had grown up without her mother, wanted her to come Kate was ecstatic, and she went without a moment s hesitation.Anne is as eager as Kate to build a mother daughter relationship and soon they are devoted to each other But they don t really no each other, and they don t talk about the most important things of all Kate simply loves her daughter above anything else.She sees that society has changed, but she quickly finds that she cannot talk about her past the rules may be different for her daughter s generation, but not for hers.It was fascinating to watch, but the key point of the story was still to come Kate sees Chris Fenno again and then she discovers that he is the man her daughter plans to marry.She is shattered She wants to prevent the wedding, but she knew she could not anyone even guess her reasons, because that could damage her relationship with her daughter irreparably But without explaining her reason she has no grounds for insisting that Anne who is as passionate as her mother and as stubborn as her grandmother give up the man her heart is set on.There was a hint of contrivance about the situation a and a dash of melodrama but Kate s dilemma was horribly real, and her emotions were complex She was aware that she was growing older, that she feelings about her lost love were still strong, that the rules instilled in her could not be easily shaken off, that she wanted to do the right thing but she did not know if she could live with that.So many themes that have been threaded through other books, and I found echoes of other characters and other stories in this one.I don t think it is Edith Wharton s best work though the story needed a littlespace to breathe, the supporting characters needed a littletime to come to life, and because of that the story seemed just a little hazy in places.It feels unfinished, unpolished, but it is still a very readable novel, and a muchinteresting piece of work than I d been lead to believe.And the ending is perfect uplifting and heartbreaking at the same time, and it highlights Kate Clephane s character beautifully.And that is what will stay with me


  6. Captain Sir Roddy, R.N. (Ret.) Captain Sir Roddy, R.N. (Ret.) says:

    What a hauntingly beautiful novel One cannot help but empathize with poor Kate Clephane and the life she has lived After many, many years, Kate re enters her, now adult, daughter s life, and the New York society she fled so long ago The problem is that times have changed, and Kate does not well understand the social s of the new age, her daughter s age, and this contributes to the moral dilemma she encounters The Mother s Recompense is vintage Wharton, and like much of her work, this nov What a hauntingly beautiful novel One cannot help but empathize with poor Kate Clephane and the life she has lived After many, many years, Kate re enters her, now adult, daughter s life, and the New York society she fled so long ago The problem is that times have changed, and Kate does not well understand the social s of the new age, her daughter s age, and this contributes to the moral dilemma she encounters The Mother s Recompense is vintage Wharton, and like much of her work, this novel contains an intriguing plot twist that I shan t give away In my opinion, this novel highlights Wharton s assessment of the stark differences between the late Victorian and Edwardian Eras and the early period of the Roaring Twenties and its impact upon American upper class society This was a Wharton novel that I d not yet read, and I m so glad that I have now


  7. Diane Diane says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Years ago I happened to catch Indiscreet 1931 a GloriaSwanson talkie and the plot was oh so familiar It was areworking of The Mother s Recompense with Swanson playingGerry Trent who returns from Europe to find her kid sister Barbara Kent all set to marry the bounder that Gloria hadsent packing years before Monroe Owsley excelled at theseroles in the early 30s Wharton s books were popular withproducers in the early sound period her The Children hadbeen turned into a scintillating ta Years ago I happened to catch Indiscreet 1931 a GloriaSwanson talkie and the plot was oh so familiar It was areworking of The Mother s Recompense with Swanson playingGerry Trent who returns from Europe to find her kid sister Barbara Kent all set to marry the bounder that Gloria hadsent packing years before Monroe Owsley excelled at theseroles in the early 30s Wharton s books were popular withproducers in the early sound period her The Children hadbeen turned into a scintillating talkie with Lilyan Tashmanhow could it be anything else retitled The Marriage Play Ground 1929 The themes of The Mother s Recompense were considered shockingwhen first published 1925 that a woman who abandoned herhusband and baby daughter only because she couldn t breathe should be forgiven and welcomed back to live comfortably withher grown up daughter caused a few raised eyebrows Kate hadbeen living in Europe on strict orders and with a generousallowance from her husband and his family on the fringe ofgood society for 18 years and the book begins with the arrivalof her daughter s telegram informing her that with the deathof old Mrs Clephane, Anne is eager to resume a mother daughterrelationship with her again.Kate Celphane is not particularly likable Yes, when reunitedwith Anne she devotes herself entirely to her daughter but shehad left without much thought 18 years before and the deep regretof her life is losing Chris Fenno, her young lover, not abandoningAnne But once back with Anne she is expected to slot back intolife as part of a deadly, mundane clan,as a companion orfavoured guest than as a woman with rights and feelings Katecomes back to a New York she doesn t recognise not only thestreetscape but the manners and morals have changed Lilla Gatesis a young divorcee who seems on a different plateau from the rest of the family but the Drovers, who turned their backs onKate, now laugh at their own daughter s slang and turn a blindeye to her suspicious life style and Kate finds herself shockedat the double standards Then one day in Central Park she comesacross Chris and while he carries the meeting off glibly she cansee he is embarrassed She presumes he was meeting Lilla who shesaw there but Anne was also in the park.Anne announces her engagement to Chris and Kate goes secretlyto great lengths to break it off but Anne, who Kate initiallydeems as perfect has a rod of the old Clephane stubbornness inher character She is perfect as long as things fall in with herwill if not she moves heaven and earth to get her way And itis the implacable wall of silence that Kate encounters initiallythat destroys her relationship with Anne for she can see thatAnne may have a similar marriage experience to her own For all the looser living Kate sees in different relations, talking of the past is a giant no go zone No one wants to know of her past and although at first Kate would like to discuss things she finds iteasier to keep the peace by going along with everyone s idea thatshe has been living the life of a secluded gentlewoman, that sheactually has no past.Even though this is a later Wharton and the plot is pretty farfetched, as it goes along it holds up just as big a mirror to oldNew York s snobbishness and foibles as her better know books


  8. Sarah Sammis Sarah Sammis says:

    BookCrossing introduced me to Edith Wharton s books, first through a bookring The Age of Innocence and then through a wild catch The Mother s Recompense back in 2004 As a lover of old books, imagine how thrilled I was to find a 1925 copy with a BookCrossing label on it The Mother s Recompense is a story of mistakes and regrets Kate Clephane lives in Europe in self imposed exile after a disastrous affair where she left her young husband and infant daughter home in New York She lives a dull BookCrossing introduced me to Edith Wharton s books, first through a bookring The Age of Innocence and then through a wild catch The Mother s Recompense back in 2004 As a lover of old books, imagine how thrilled I was to find a 1925 copy with a BookCrossing label on it The Mother s Recompense is a story of mistakes and regrets Kate Clephane lives in Europe in self imposed exile after a disastrous affair where she left her young husband and infant daughter home in New York She lives a dull life on the French Rivera where the new scandals of her fellow ex pats lets her forget her own transgressions.Now twenty years later, her grown daughter calls her home to face the family, her memories and gives her a chance to start afresh as if nothing ever happened Unfortunately her happy reunion is short lived as Anne, the daughter, announces her engagement to Kate s old lover.The story sounds hokey but it s written with an unusual amount of frankness that one is drawn into Kate s world The novel moves away from being just about Kate s mistakes but about her attempts at redemption and her desire to be a good mother to Anne.While Wharton the narrator is frank with her audience about Kate s desires and transgressions, Kate finds herself incapable of admitting the truth to Anne both from an combined desire to protect her daughter and to avoid bringing further shame to the family.The book has its flaws, mostly in its propensity for melodrama and sometimes Kate s indecision grows tiresome but overall I enjoyed The Mother s Recompense


  9. Matthew Wilson Matthew Wilson says:

    The plot daughter is unwittingly going to marry her mother s former lover This is pretty extreme stuff for 1925, but what s evenextreme is the Introduction by Louise Auchincloss which I ll get to in a minute The mother, when she discovers who her daughter has fallen in love with, is freaked, and does everything she can to prevent the marriage short of telling her daughter, which, for complicated reasons, she feels she can t do What further complicates the plot is that the mother, The plot daughter is unwittingly going to marry her mother s former lover This is pretty extreme stuff for 1925, but what s evenextreme is the Introduction by Louise Auchincloss which I ll get to in a minute The mother, when she discovers who her daughter has fallen in love with, is freaked, and does everything she can to prevent the marriage short of telling her daughter, which, for complicated reasons, she feels she can t do What further complicates the plot is that the mother, when she had her affair with this younger man, was clearly, madly in lust with him the affair, from her perspective, was totally sexual Wharton works this moral dilemma quite nicely, but then there s the introduction by Auchincloss where he says that the central problem of the novel is that the mother is making too much of the circumstance of her daughter marrying her ex lover He resorts to Eliot s objective correlative to try to account for her reaction He writes the prospect of a sexual union between her daughter and her ex lover is not sufficiently revolting to causeher such trauma Sure Happens all the time Just get over it What s the big deal But in the end, the daughter does marry him the mother never tells, and the novel concludes on a rather sour note, with the mother on her own again, alone, back in Europe


  10. Haleigh DeRocher Haleigh DeRocher says:

    Coming from someone whose guilty pleasure is watching soap operas or The Bachelorettethis book is a must read Possibly the most scandalous book written in the early 1900s that I ve ever read..Kate Clephane is living the life of an exiled socialite on the French Riviera when we meet her But then a telegram comes that will alter the course of her life the daughter she abandoned at infancy, now in her early 20s, has called her back to New York, and they have a second chance at the relations Coming from someone whose guilty pleasure is watching soap operas or The Bachelorettethis book is a must read Possibly the most scandalous book written in the early 1900s that I ve ever read..Kate Clephane is living the life of an exiled socialite on the French Riviera when we meet her But then a telegram comes that will alter the course of her life the daughter she abandoned at infancy, now in her early 20s, has called her back to New York, and they have a second chance at the relationship they ve both desperately missed But soon enough a secret threatens to destroy their blossoming affection for each other the only man who Kate has ever loved and who broke her heart is back in New Yorkand is engaged to none other than her daughter The story that unfolds is gripping and heartbreaking, in typical Edith fashionIf you re not convinced about Edith Wharton yet, perhaps you should pick this one up.This is definitely one of her lesser known works, and I don t know why It is excellent equal to or better even, in my opinion, than Age of Innocence


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