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Do You See What I See?

Helen M Walters takes a closer look at an exceptional use of setting

This month I’ve chosen to look at a story that uses setting, and description of setting, in a very particular way. Mrs Mansteys View by Edith Wharton tells the story of a woman whose circumstances are such that her whole world has been reduced to the view from her window. Because of this, the descriptions of the setting are key to our understanding and enjoyment of the story.

As usual, you’ll get most out of the story if you read it for yourself, and please be aware that I am going to give away the ending, so read it for yourself first at: http://writ.rs/wmaug17

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