Born 152 Years Ago Today: Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton was born on 24 January 1862. Here she is, through the years:

13 thoughts on “Born 152 Years Ago Today: Edith Wharton

      • The precision in the characterization, the humanity, the wry humor, the deep sense of regret, and inevitability… The beauty and tragedy in a social hierarchy about to be blown to bits…
        Have you read The Goldfinch? I’d be curious to know what you thought about it.


      • Thank you for your lovely answer! Whilst I love The Age of Innocence, The House of Mirth is my favourite.

        By Donna Tartt? I have a confession: I do not like Donna Tartt’s writing so, no, I have not read The Goldfinch.


      • I’m glad that I answered your question, even if I did not know it.

        I haven’t seen Her yet, but I’d like to soon. I am going to reserve my judgment until then! Have you seen it yet?


      • As I get older I just find my tolerance for misery in fiction going down. I can still appreciate the great writing. Yet in my own writing there’s a fair share of misery. I always think I want to write Anne of Green Gables, but somewhere make a different turn. 🙂


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