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But as to any other bibelots a universal ignorance prevailed. . ’ (FG9–11). ’ Wharton asks (FG8). Almost unintelligible, they are like recovered fragments of early human society, most bearing the label ‘use unknown’. Old New York, as Wharton remembered it, had made a cult of its own past, so that the carefully tended domestic collections of its women become for her an emblem of what Anna Leath in The Reef thinks of as her husband’s carefully classified museum of existence, memory, and manners (R93).

New York has always been a commercial community, and there are not more than three families in it who can claim an aristocratic origin in the real sense. (AI49) Even more interesting than the insouciance with which the speaker admits to a declassé trading background is the precision with which she uses the word ‘aristocracy’, a replication of the linguistic precision described by Wharton in her own family (‘My parents’ ears were wounded by an unsuitable word as those of the musical are hurt by a false note’ (BG51)).

Charity Royall works in a library but does not read at all. 69 May Welland was not by any means Wharton’s last word on the subject of female vacancy. A later novel of the 1920s, and set in that decade, shows two of May’s direct descendants. The title of Twilight Sleep (1927) is taken from a form of obstetrical anaesthesia of the time, so-called because it supposedly made childbirth painless, translating the experience into ‘one of the loveliest, most poetic things in the world . . ’ (TS14). Twilight sleep is a late analogy of the Old New York fear of ‘anything unpleasant’, and the women of the novel devise various Tribes 37 techniques for inducing that anaesthetic numbness: Pauline Manford can ignore her dysfunctional family by following a frenzied timetable which leaves no time for their problems.

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