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1  Selden laid the book aside, and sank into the chair beside the desk.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 14
2  If their house was shabby, it was exquisitely kept; if there were good books on the shelves there were also good dishes on the table.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
3  The remark was uttered with a little air of proprietorship not lost on its object, who concealed a faint blush of annoyance by stooping to pick up the book he had dropped at Lily's approach.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
4  There his zeal met a check in the unforeseen news that Miss Bart had moved away; but, on his pressing his enquiries, the clerk remembered that she had left an address, for which he presently began to search through his books.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 8
5  She noticed the letters and notes heaped on the table among his gloves and sticks; then she found herself in a small library, dark but cheerful, with its walls of books, a pleasantly faded Turkey rug, a littered desk and, as he had foretold, a tea-tray on a low table near the window.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
6  Lawrence Selden was in fact seated at its farther end; but though a book lay on his knee, his attention was not engaged with it, but directed to a lady whose lace-clad figure, as she leaned back in an adjoining chair, detached itself with exaggerated slimness against the dusky leather upholstery.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
7  A few family portraits of lantern-jawed gentlemen in tie-wigs, and ladies with large head-dresses and small bodies, hung between the shelves lined with pleasantly-shabby books: books mostly contemporaneous with the ancestors in question, and to which the subsequent Trenors had made no perceptible additions.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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8  It was so pleasant to sit there looking up at her, as she lifted now one book and then another from the shelves, fluttering the pages between her fingers, while her drooping profile was outlined against the warm background of old bindings, that he talked on without pausing to wonder at her sudden interest in so unsuggestive a subject.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1