From The Age of Innocence:

...He was struck again by the religious reverence of even the most unworldly American women for the social advantages of dress.

“It’s their armour,” he thought, “their defence against the unknown, and their defiance of it.” And he understood for the first time the earnestness with which May, who was incapable of tying a ribbon in her hair to charm him had gone through the solemn rite of selecting and ordering her extensive wardrobe.

Good book (although I’m worried it’s not going to end well).

 


08/05/2011 01:11

Are you going to see the movie?

This is the second one made.

http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/5810/The-Age-of-Innocence/notes.html

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Erica
08/05/2011 02:35

In this case I'm curious to see the Scorsese version...

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