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08 May

The House of Mirth chapter 2

She accordingly installed herself in the Madison Avenue house, and Percy, whose sense of duty was not inferior to his mother’s, spent all his week days in the handsome Broad Street office where a batch of pale men on small salaries had grown grey in the management of the Gryce estate, and where he was initiated with becoming reverence into every detail of the art of accumulation.

Just think if we could have gotten Americana collector Percy Gryce from The House of Mirth to go antiquing with art collectors Gilbert Osmond and Edward Rosier from The Portrait of a Lady.  They could have been BFFs.

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