During the month of May, join us in celebrating the life and times of Edith Newbold Jones (24th January 1862 – 11th August 1937).
I first read The Age of Innocence in my early twenties … and fell in love.
I loved her exquisite use of language, I loved her tortured souls, I loved her social observations and I loved learning about old New York.
I then went on to read (and mostly love) The Custom of the Country, Ethan Frome, The House of Mirth & Summer.
I watched the movie of The Age of Innocence with Daniel Day Lewis and Michelle Pfeiffer several times & I enjoyed the BBC production of The Buccaneers.
I have The Age of Innocence as a reread on my Classics Club list & I recently found an old copy of The Reef in a second hand bookshop.
When I decided to host a Wharton related event last week, I also found her memoir A Backward Glance and Hermoine Lee’s biography from 2007 on the bottom of my TBR pile!
I highly recommend that you check out the The Edith Wharton Society webpage here and consider following them on facebook and twitter.
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