Edith Wharton quote about women from The Age of Innocence - Women ought to be free—as free as we are
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Women ought to be free—as free as we are
 Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence (1920). copy citation

Author Edith Wharton
Source The Age of Innocence
Topic women freedom
Date 1920
Language English
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/541/541-h/541-h.htm


“Who had the right to make her life over if she hadn't? I'm sick of the hypocrisy that would bury alive a woman of her age if her husband prefers to live with harlots."
He stopped and turned away angrily to light his cigar. "Women ought to be free—as free as we are," he declared, making a discovery of which he was too irritated to measure the terrific consequences.
Mr. Sillerton Jackson stretched his ankles nearer the coals and emitted a sardonic whistle.
"Well," he said after a pause, "apparently Count Olenski takes your view; for I never heard of his having lifted a finger to get his wife back."” source

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