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7 Beloved Authors Who Occasionally Dabbled in Horror

2 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Seasoned horror fans might know the complete works of Lovecraft & Poe, but how familiar are they with chilling works by Edith Wharton & Truman Capote? Find out as we get into some Horror deep cuts. Column by Emmanuel Nataf When you think of horror writers, your mind probably jumps to names like Poe, Lovecraft, and King. Show More Summary

A Rich Married Man. A Vulnerable Woman? Now? Edith Wharton. 1905.

A black comedy of manners about vast wealth and a woman who can define herself only through the perceptions of others. Jesse Kornbluth reviews here. The post A Rich Married Man. A Vulnerable Woman? Now? Edith Wharton. 1905. appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Wherever you live, teachers and education can make a big difference

By Laetitia Lemaistre, UNHCR Refugee Education Specialist When my high school English teacher was passionate about a passage of a novel we were discussing, he would jump on a chair, joyfully flailing his arms. Edith Wharton would have approved enormously. Show More Summary

Gilded Age in the USA - Edith Wharton and her home, The Mount.

Edith Newbold Jones (b1862) grew up in a privileged Massachusetts society that barred women from achieving any­th­ing other than a suit­able marr­iage. Her education was limited since she never went to a prop­er school or univ­ers­ity, and her mother maintained a strict literary censorship over Edith’s reading. Show More Summary

Unknown Edith Wharton Play Surfaces

The 1901 script for “The Shadow of a Doubt” turned up in an archive in Texas, where scholars discovered it after noticing a cryptic reference to it in a letter.

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Thanks to the work of archivists at The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, two scholars have unearthed a 1901 play by Edith Wharton called “The Shadow of a Doubt,” reports The Guardian. “After all this time, nobody thought...Show More Summary

Edith Wharton Recruited the World’s Greatest Artists to Raise Money for WWI Refugees

A century ago, the famous author took it upon herself to help those left behind by the war’s carnage

Found: A Lost Play by Edith Wharton

Before she became a novelist, Edith Wharton tried her hand at writing plays, and recently two scholars discovered one of her dramatic works, forgotten until now, hiding in an archive in Austin, Texas, Rebecca Mead reports in The New Yorker. Wharton’s literary fame came later in life, and she wrote a number of unproduced plays in her 30s. Show More Summary

An Unknown Play By Edith Wharton (!) Emerges

7 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

As Rebecca Mead reports, the manuscript of The Shadow of a Doubt wasn't hidden in a trove of papers in some remote attic; it was right there in a collection of theater manuscripts at a well-known research library.

Unknown Sylvia Plath poems, lost play by Edith Wharton discovered

7 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Two dead writers got new life this week when researchers revealed lost works by Sylvia Plath and Edith Wharton.

A Lost Edith Wharton Play Emerges from Scholarly Sleuthing

In February of 1901, Walter Berry, a lawyer and member of élite society in New York, expressed a regret in a letter written to his close friend Edith Wharton. “How I do wish I could run on to see the first rehearsal of the Shadow,” he wrote.

What Edith Wharton Taught Me about Marriage

The Age of Innocence, from three different epochs of married life. The post What Edith Wharton Taught Me about Marriage appeared first on The Millions.

Happy Birthday To One Of America's Greatest Authors

Today is Edith Wharton's 155th birthday, and I feel that she's almost like family. In my senior year of college, I read the Pulitzer-winning Wharton biography by R.W.B. Lewis and was impressed by Wharton's relentless drive to succeed as an author and to perfect her craft. Show More Summary

Keeping up with the Joneses

Q: I read an article by John Updike in an old New Yorker that says the expression “keeping up with the Joneses” is believed to come from the lavish lifestyle of the family of Edith Wharton (née Jones). Is that true? A: No, Edith Wharton’s family is not responsible for the expression. In fact, that... ? Read More: Keeping up with the Joneses

The Victorian Era's Strange Love of Disembodied Hands

In its backward glance at the 1870s, Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence (1920) treats readers to a peculiar spectacle on the occasion of an engagement. As the young bride-to-be, May Welland, presents her left hand—recently sapphire...Show More Summary

Today's CLO's Are Tomorrow's Lawyers

Shutterstock Today’s Chief Legal Officers Are Tomorrow’s Lawyers Edith Wharton, the novelist and social chronicler, remarked “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. “ Chief Legal Officers are both candles and mirrors of the legal profession. To understand their role and [...]

'The Fifth Avenue Artists Society': Art and love in 1890s NYC

The creative sisterhood of “Little Women,” the social scandal of Edith Wharton and the courtship mishaps of Jane Austen.

Edith Wharton

I have been a fan of Edith Wharton's work for a very long time, and I recently had the real pleasure of re-reading The Age of Innocence, The House of Mirth and several of her stories. Not having gotten enough, I read The Custom of the...Show More Summary

Literary Design: A Look at Edith Wharton's Home 'The Mount'

Pin it I think you always feel a certain connection with your favorite writers, and I feel a particular kinship with Edith Wharton. Besides being an accomplished novelist and chronicler of Gilded Age New York, she was also passionately interested in decorating. Show More Summary

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