- Author:Edith Wharton
- Publisher:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 11, 2009)
- Pages:100 pages
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The Bunner sisters were proud of the neatness of their shop and content with its humble prosperity. The younger Bunner sister, who was a little taller than her elder, had a more pronounced nose, but a weaker slope of mouth and chin.
The Bunner sisters were proud of the neatness of their shop and content with its humble prosperity. It was not what they had once imagined it would be, but though it presented but a shrunken image of their earlier ambitions it enabled them to pay their rent and keep themselves alive and out of debt; and it was long since their hopes had soared higher. Now and then, however, among their greyer hours there came one not bright enough to be called sunny, but rather of the silvery twilight hue which sometimes ends a day of storm.
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They barely make ends meet. She wrote novels of manners about the old New York society from which she came, but her attitude was consistently critical. Her irony and her satiric touches, as well as her insight into human character, continue to appeal to readers today.
Read various fiction books with us in our e-reader. It is a story of two sisters, Ann Eliza and Evelina Bunner, who are quite happy to run a very smal. l shop, in a shabby basement, in a sidestreet already doomed to decline ; a story of the destruction of their regular quiet life.
The Bunner Sisters is the story of two sisters barely making ends meet in a small shop in their neighborhood.
On each side of its modest three stories stood higher buildings, with fronts of brown stone, cracked and blistered, cast-iron balconies and cat-haunted grass-patches behind twisted railings.
The Bunner sisters want so little to be happy and yet they never find the security and love that they seek, instead living and dying in quiet obscurity like so many
Temporarily out of stock. The Bunner sisters want so little to be happy and yet they never find the security and love that they seek, instead living and dying in quiet obscurity like so many. One person found this helpful.
The sisters of the title, Anna Eliza and Evelina scrape a living .
The sisters of the title, Anna Eliza and Evelina scrape a living from selling simple haberdashery items such as buttons, trims and ribbons. Their lives are mundane and in all respects unrewarding in the ordinary sense, but they are sustained by their dedication and love for each other. However, their existence is disturbed when the birthday gift of a clock serves to introduce a mysterious stranger in the form of a clockmaker.