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Reading Pathways: Edith Wharton

I was eighteen years old when I first fell in love with Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence. And when I say love, I do mean love: the book made me breathless and knocked me off my feet; I sighed … Continued You just finished reading Readin...
by Book Riot on Mar 9, 2015

Our Favorite Biographies of Dead Writers

Book Riot was recently asked to recommend some awesome biographies of dead writers, and boy were we all over that. Here’s a list of our favorite literary biographies and why we loved them. Tell us about your favorites in the … Continued...
by Book Riot on Dec 18, 2014

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by Film trailers World on Sep 6, 2014

The House of Mirth ~ Edith Wharton

Whilst Jane Austen used her knowledge of drawing room conversions as inspiration for her novels, Edith Wharton has drawn upon her experiences as a member of New York’s Upper Class Society for her novel The House of Mirth.This book was wonderfully w...
by Between The Lines on Aug 15, 2014

Age of Innocence: A Tormented Love Triangle

Movie: Age of Innocence Director: Martin Scorsese Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Winona Ryder Rating: **** Martin Scorsese trapezes into unfamiliar territory: from the guts and glory of “Taxi Driver” and “Raging Bull&...
by MovieRoundup on Apr 20, 2014

Our Favorite Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novels

Love it or hate it, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt just won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. (Personally, I LOVE it.) So we here at Book Riot got to talking about past winners and wrote down a few thoughts about … Continued You just finished rea...
by Book Riot on Apr 18, 2014

Fun Facts Friday: Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton (24 January, 1862 – 11 August, 1937) was an award winning American writer and designer.
by Man of la Book - Book Reviews on Jan 24, 2014

Edith Wharton: The Lady's Maid's Bell

IIT WAS the autumn after I had the typhoid. I'd been three months in hospital, and when I came out I looked so weak and tottery that the two or three ladies I applied to were afraid to engage me. Most of my money was gone, and after I'd board...

Edith Wharton: Kerfol

I"You ought to buy it," said my host; "it's just the place for a solitary-minded devil like you. And it would be rather worth while to own the most romantic house in Brittany. The present people are dead broke, and it's going f...

Edith Wharton: Afterward

I"Oh, there is one, of course, but you'll never know it."The assertion, laughingly flung out six months earlier in a bright June garden, came back to Mary Boyne with a sharp perception of its latent significance as she stood, in the Dec...

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“Give Me the Tightrope”: Happy Birthday, Edith Wharton

From her journals, March 1926 You just finished reading "Give Me the Tightrope": Happy Birthday, Edith Wharton! Consider leaving a comment!This week's full-text RSS feed is brought to you by Book Riot's START HERE: READ YOUR WAY INTO 25 AMAZING AUTHO...
by Book Riot on Jan 24, 2013

Road Trip, Part Three: Pilgrimage to the Mount

The contrast between Edith Wharton’s aunt’s house, Wyndcliffe, and her own Berkshire “cottage”, The Mount, could not be more extreme:  decaying Victorian Gothic indulgence as opposed to restored (or in the process of being re...
by streets of salem on Aug 22, 2012

Road Trip, Part Two: Road to Ruin

I drove through south central Vermont towards the Hudson River Valley on roads still-ravaged by Hurricane Irene, a year ago, and along riverbeds of displaced rocks.  Not all was perfect and picturesque in the Green Mountain State; there has obviousl...
by streets of salem on Aug 21, 2012

A Backward Glance: Autobiography of Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton is one of my favorite female authors.  I've read almost every book she's written and my favorite is House of Mirth. ~KatieAbout A Backward Glance (amazon.com):"A Backward Glance is Edith Wharton's vivid account of both her pub...
by Kate Escape Reviews on Mar 18, 2012

Fez—and an ode to the city that forgets time.

Pink Saddles and Djellabas, Edith Wharton’s Fez in Morocco is an article penned by Inka Piegsa-Quischotte, and it was recently feature on Literary Traveler. I came across it the other night, and thought it was splendid. Took me right to Fez. To Fez...
by Bazaar Hopping on Aug 9, 2010


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