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The Society of Women

Roman Fever by Edith Wharton

Virago author of the month for March, as voted for by members of the lovely LibraryThing Virago Modern Classics group, is Edith Wharton – an author I’ve read a little of before (most notably… 1,190 more words

Reflection 3.26.17

There are only two ways of spreading light — to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

~Edith Wharton, American novelist (1862-1937)


The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, 1920

Have you ever visited a fine art museum? The moment the doors close behind you, the sound of the outside world is cut off. You become aware of your transition from the world you inhabit to a cold, perfectly maintained world, instantly aware of the sounds of your own shoes on the floor and of the whispers of your fellow art patrons. 1,272 more words


The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

It’s been a while since I last read anything by Edith Wharton – more than two years in fact since I reviewed The House of Mirth… 1,715 more words

Book Reviews

Reading with Rose: In the Valley of Wharton

On Wednesday, March  8th, 2017, the Nichols House Museum joined the world in celebrating International Women’s Day–a day devoted to celebrating women and affirming our intention to further their progress. 435 more words

Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton (1911)

This was a very depressing novel. Let’s just get that out of the way. Like another of Wharton’s New England novels Summer, which I read last year, she once again creates a character whose life has promise and potential, but bad choices made early on coupled with poverty and duty to family ruin any chance of freedom. 770 more words


Roman Fever - Edith Wharton (1964)

This month the Librarything Virago group are reading the work of Edith Wharton. I chose Roman Fever a collection of short stories which I have had for some time. 1,151 more words