walking home

walking home

After Lizzie’s awful sin of adultery, she returns home to her maid who tells Lizzie that her husband Charles was not home.  This took Lizzie…

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corner of Fifth Avenue and Madison Square

corner of Fifth Avenue and Madison Square

Manhattan was swamp land for a long time before Madison Square was created it was a hunting ground crossed by Cedar Creek and was soon…

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West twenty-third Street

West twenty-third Street

Wharton has the capacity to take a person on a voyage and make it your own.  Wharton’s graphic detail makes you put yourself in the…

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twenty-third street toward sixth avenue

twenty-third street toward sixth avenue

Lizzie and her partner in crime Henry Prest parted ways after the fire. Henry went uptown, while Lizzie went downtown, this is a true separation…

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Fifth Avenue Hotel

Fifth Avenue Hotel

The first climactic moment in Wharton’s novella happens at the beginning, “She was bad … always, They used to meet at the Fifth Avenue Hotel”. …

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Washington Square

Washington Square

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. “Washington Square.”The New York Public Library Digital Collections. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-06ea-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99 Wharton talks about Washington Square both at…

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Middle of Fifth Avenue nowadays

Middle of Fifth Avenue nowadays

The map shows the evolution of Fifth Avenue, more buildings surrounding the once Fifth Avenue Hotel and about three to four times the amount of people…

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