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Pomegranate Seed Summary
Edith Wharton

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Pomegranate Seed Summary


Edith Wharton composed the ghost story, "Pomegranate Seed," near the end of 1930, and saw it published by the Ladies' Home Journal in 1931. The tale was subsequently included in Wharton's collection of short fiction, The World Over (1936), and then in her collection, Ghosts, published in 1937, the last year of the author's life. Readers of that collection admired Wharton's skill in writing tales of the supernatural, but several reviewers believed the ghost story to be a less important genre than the novels of social observation by which Wharton had made her reputation over the previous decades. While Wharton's novels remain at the center of her achievements, her ghost stories have gained critical acknowledgment over the years. "Pomegranate Seed" is admired for the relentless pacing of its suspenseful plot, for the particularity with which its principal characters are rendered, and for the chilling evocation of the supernatural achieved by the story's ending...

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