Edith Wharton... Everything seemed strange, ominous and unreal, like the yellow glare that precedes a storm. There were moments when I felt as if I had died, and woken up in an unknown world. And so I had. The political culture in this country has gone beyond strange, it has gone beyond [...]
In her first major television role, Scarlett Johansson will star in an adaptation of the Edith Wharton novel "The Custom of the Country" for Sony Pictures Television.
We all know Scarlett Johansson can kick butt literally, but it's been a while since we saw her BAMF-ery demonstrated in a less overtly action-packed role. But that's all about to change—thanks to Sony Television Pictures, Scar Jo is about to ditch her gauntlets and grace the small screen as one of American literature's most ruthless female characters.
Scarlett Johansson will be starring and producing an eight-part TV series based on the Edith Wharton novel Custom of the… Read More
Scarlett Johansson will join the rush of movie stars transitioning to the small screen in an adaptation of Edith Wharton’s The Custom Of The Country, which is being adapted as an eight-episode limited series by Sony Pictures Television. Show More Summary
Scarlett Johansson will star in and produce a TV miniseries based on Edith Wharton’s The Custom of the Country. The eight-episode series will likely air on cable. [NYMag.com] Stephen Collins’ estranged wife Faye Grant, who recorded the audio in which he confesses to molesting multiple young girls, says she handed over the tape to police [...]
Scarlett Johansson is the latest movie star to take a turn on the small screen. The actress has signed on to star and executive produce an eight-episode series based on the Edith Wharton novel, “The Custom of the Country,” according to Deadline.
Sony Pictures TV is bringing together one of the biggest movie stars, Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers, Lucy, Her), and the work of one of the most celebrated American novelists, the Pulitzer Prize winner Edith Wharton (The Age Of Innocence) for a limited series project that is about to hit the marketplace. Show More Summary
Did Virginia Woolf learn a bit of her modernism from Edith Wharton? John Colapinto argues so in The New Yorker, pointing out that the famous middle section of To the Lighthouse seems to mirror the innovative end of The Age of Innoce...
In my book, Legendary Locals of Center City Philadelphia, I profile the life of an important Philadelphia writer, Agnes Repplier. Repplier was born in 1855 in Philadelphia and went to the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Eden Hall, in Philadelphia's Torresdale section. Show More Summary
Edith Wharton is known as a novelist but she was also a wonderful hostess, whose guests (including Henry James) remember her as “kindness and hospitality incarnate.” Kate Bolick has turned Wharton’s life-long attempt to master “the complex art of civilized living” into an entertaining guide, “The Guesthouse of Mirth,” just in time for those last […]
Lynn Nottage's "Intimate Apparel" shares some of the same foundational supports familiar to fans of Henry James and Edith Wharton, from the Gilded Age Manhattan setting to its focus on a woman undone by her love for a man who isn't what he appears to be. But Nottage's 2003 play, now in a...
THEATER REVIEW: "Intimate Apparel" by Eclipse Theatre Company ★★★ Lynn Nottage's "Intimate Apparel" shares some of the same foundational supports familiar to fans of Henry James and Edith Wharton, from the Gilded Age Manhattan setting to its focus on a woman undone by her love for a man who isn't what he appears to be. Show More Summary
Edith Wharton’s Lenox, MA. estate, The Mount, was badly damaged in last week’s storm.
The author of the acclaimed novel 'The Interestings,' now out in paperback, talks about Scrabble, Edith Wharton, and writing without a desk.
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The lit nerds at Flavorwire have taken the most authoritative lines from American novelist Edith Wharton's very first book, The Decoration of Houses, and spliced them with images from home catalogs. There's nothing quite like using a line like "that...
One hundred sixteen years ago today, Edith Wharton published her first book. It wasn’t a novel, or a collection of short stories, but rather a treatise on The Decoration of Houses. Written with an architect she’d use in the decoration of her own houses, the book proved immensely popular and has been periodically reprinted. Show More Summary
The term "keeping up with the Joneses" originated with Rebecca and Mary Jones (old money of 19th century New York's high society and aunts of novelist Edith Wharton). In 1868 they ordered the construction of a mansion on 57th street, which at the time was inconceivably uptown, and Mary was said to be the first New Yorker to own a plumbed bathtub. Show More Summary
Marie Curie was an avid cyclist, Edith Wharton loved designing gardens, and Emily Dickinson was an award-winning bread baker. Some famous dudes had surprising hobbies too. Check 'em out. (Mental Floss) The magnificent love story of Olivia...Show More Summary