• Archer was too intelligent to think that a young woman like Ellen Olenska would necessarily recoil from everything that reminded her of her past. She might believe herself wholly in revolt against it; but what had charmed her in it would still charm her even though it were against her will.

    Edith Wharton (2013). “Delphi Complete Works of Edith Wharton (Illustrated)”, p.2047, Delphi Classics