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Celebrating Edith Wharton

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Susan Wissler, Executive Director of The Mount, and writer Roxana Robinson talk about the 150th anniversary of Edith Wharton’s birth. They’ll look at the life, writings, and legacy of Wharton, one of America’s most celebrated writers. The Mount, the Lenox estate Wharton designed and where she wrote Ethan Frome and The House of Mirth, will be celebrating her birthday throughout 2012. The New York Society Library’s exhibition Edith Wharton's "New York City: A Backward Glance" is also on view.

Guests:

Roxana Robinson and Susan Wissler

Comments [1]

jennifer from princeton

i think edith wharton's work enjoy a greater appreciation today in part because of the work of the BBC to bring their great authors to TV miniseries. Watching the serializations of things like Pride and Prejudice may have reminded us that we have our own jane austen in edith wharton.

Mar. 28 2012 12:25 PM

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