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The Greater Inclination

Edith Wharton (1862-1937)

1. 1 - The Muse's Tragedy
2. 2 - A Journey
3. 3 - The Pelican
4. 4 - Souls Belated
5. 5 - A Coward
6. 6 - The Twilight of the God
7. 7 - A Cup of Cold Water
8. 8 - The Portrait

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This is Edith Wharton's earliest published collection of short stories (1899). Like much of her later work, they touch on themes of marriage, male/female relationships, New York society, and the nature and purpose of art. One of the stories, "The Twilight of the God," is written as a short play. The role of Warland is read by mb, and the role of Oberville by Bruce Pirie.