The New Yorker: Out Loud Published by The New Yorker: Out Loud Jonathan Franzen on Edith Wharton's New York Listen 15 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/382454/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend This week in the magazine, Jonathan Franzen writes about three of his favorite Edith Wharton novels. Here Franzen talks with Blake Eskin about Wharton's biography, her fascination with money and beauty, and her influence on Franzen's own writing.