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Something Victorian on DIY MFA

Hello, dear Reader! It’s been some long while since I’ve written to you, and look, it’s coming on Christmastime! In between decorating trees and listening to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra on repeat, I hope you’ll catch a few quiet minutes to delve into a good book. 82 more words

Constance Renfrow

Weekly Photo Challenge: Twinkle, Twinkle (In New York, Detroit and Chicago)

At the darkest time of the year, we are all drawn to light.  In cities all over the world, colored holiday lights brighten the darkest of winter nights and remind us that soon the earth will return to days of light and warmth.  142 more words


Sunday's Saying

“There are two ways of spreading light … To be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.”  Edith Wharton

Single Mom

All About Wharton: Thoughtful Beginnings on a "Lost" Americana

So, I have finally hopped onto the blogging bandwagon.

I’ve been encouraged from a fellow friend, WordPress blogger, and Edith Wharton aficionado to create a blog dedicated to this most curious, ingenious woman of letters, whose fiction, mostly novels and novellas, and a largely under-appreciated and abundant collection of short stories, even ghost stories, have populated classroom syllabi and personal reading lists alike, for all lovers of classic fiction. 174 more words

American Literature



What makes you feel light?


“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” — Edith Wharton


I'm 1 today!

Today is my Blogversary!

I’m quite surprised by this for several reasons, but the main one is that I’ve stuck at it for a year! I’ve started several blogs in the past, but never one with such a tight focus, so I’m pleased that I didn’t just give up. 574 more words

Edith Wharton & Her Dogs (An Essay, of Sorts)

1. This is not me.

2. It is Edith Wharton, famous American writer (1862-1937).

3. A brief mention of her literary oeuvre: The Age of Innocence, The Custom of the Country, The House of Mirth, Ethan Frome, The Touchstone, Roman Fever and Other Stories, Italian Villas and Their Gardens, A Backward Glance… 623 more words