The third of Wharton’s published works, Sanctuary’ is a generational tale of love, education, secrecy, blame, and moral responsibility. Setting the template for films such as ‘Minority Report,’ starring Tom Cruise, ‘Sanctuary’ begs the question of whether it is right to pre-empt and act upon moral crimes that are yet to happen. When Kate discovers that her fiancée hides a terrible secret, will she leave him or see the wedding through? A thought-provoking read for those with an interest in the way men and women interacted in the early 1900s.
Edith Wharton (1862 – 1937) was an American designer and novelist. Born in an era when the highest ambition a woman could aspire to was a good marriage, Wharton went on to become one of America’s most celebrated authors. During her career, she wrote over 40 books, using her wealthy upbringing to bring authenticity and detail to stories about the upper classes. She moved to France in 1923, where she continued to write until her death.