“The prolongation of the house”, was how the avid gardener and writer Edith Wharton once described Italian gardens. In addition to her fiction, Edith created 7 homes for herself over the course of her career and wrote several non-fiction books regarding the subject of home. 847 more words
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As my master’s exam approaches, I’ve been writing snippets of observations in order to establish connections between the books I read. While the M.A. exam list is a rather large beast, it’s also an opportunity to read enormous amounts of genre-defining literature from various periods and places in relation to one another. 979 more words
Who did not adore Downton Abbey?
It satisfied our insatiable appetite for Edwardian aristocratic grandeur and elegant drawing-room society. Above all, the exquisite rendering of belle époque costumes added a level of historical authenticity that I particularly loved. 948 more words