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Agnes Repplier, Honored by Edith Wharton But Ignored in Philadelphia

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

The Guesthouse of Mirth

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 […]

REVIEW: 'Intimate Apparel' by Eclipse Theatre Co. ★★★

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...

Crafting a simple, compelling story in 'Intimate Apparel'

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 Home Badly Damaged in Storm

Edith Wharton’s Lenox, MA. estate, The Mount, was badly damaged in last week’s storm.

How I Write: Meg Wolitzer

5 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

The author of the acclaimed novel 'The Interestings,' now out in paperback, talks about Scrabble, Edith Wharton, and writing without a desk.

Edith Wharton vs. RH: The lit nerds at Flavorwire have...

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...

What Would Edith Wharton Think of Our Modern Home Decor Tastes?

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

War Machine And The Joneses

10 months agoSociety & Culture : The Awl

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

Halloween Brings Out the Racist in All Of Us, and Katy Perry Ironically Slams the Use of Sexuality to Sell Music

10 months agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

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

Bookcase Wednesday

When I look at this, all I can think is Edith Wharton. The Grand Tour. Merchant Ivory. And what I would do if I owned my own place and could hold my decorating wad. It's the perfect example of how opulent ambiance doesn't necessarily require opulent square footage. And it's the exact kind of room that makes me question everything I know about my design preferences.

Campbell Soup heiress sells mansion as Newport regains shine

Before the Hamptons became "The Hamptons," Newport was the summertime playground of the rich.The Astors, the Vanderbilts and Edith Wharton all descended on the famous sailing town for socializing and climbing. They were followed by JFK...Show More Summary

Literary Figures and Their Wild Pets

We love images of famous writers with their pets: Edith Wharton with her lapdogs, Virginia Woolf with her spaniel, gloomy Ernest Hemingway cuddling one of his many cats. There is something about these author-animal relationships that...Show More Summary

Literary Figures and Their Wild Pets

We love images of famous writers with their pets: Edith Wharton with her lapdogs, Virginia Woolf with her spaniel, gloomy Ernest Hemingway cuddling one of his many cats. There is something about these author-animal relationships that...Show More Summary

George Rickey, Jonathan Prince, Tim Prentice, and Richard Erdman exhibit at The Mount

last yearArts : Artdaily

This summer, The Mount?the spectacular home of Edith Wharton in Lenox, Mass.?serves as the site for the 16th annual SculptureNow?s exhibition of outdoor sculptures, titled, Confluence. This year?s show features internationally acclaimed...Show More Summary

#Edith2013 Update

At the beginning of the year I embarked on a year of reading Edith Wharton with Tanya from dog eared copy. I’ve been remiss in posting about my progress ever since I reviewed The House of Mirth. Since then I’ve read both The Age of Innocence and Edith Frome in audio. Here are my thoughts: The Age of [...]

In Honor Of His 28th Birthday, We’re Giving Chace Crawford (And The Rest Of The Gossip Girl Cast) Back His Dignity

Happy 28th birthday N--I mean Chace Crawford. In honor of your birthday, I've decided to give you your dignity back. That's right, I found it. And it wasn't lost on the GG set. It was buried in the books of Edith Wharton. More » In Honor...Show More Summary

Film: Watch This: Between Cape Fear and Casino, Martin Scorsese jazzed up Edith Wharton in The Age Of Innocence

Every day, Watch This offers staff recommendations inspired by a new movie coming out that week. This week: Baz Luhrmann’s flashy adaptation of The Great Gatsby has us remembering other hyper-stylized takes on high-school reading-list staples. The Age Of Innocence is the most underrated and underseen of Martin Scorsese’s major works. Show More Summary

Book News: Writing in Coffee Shops, Beloved Book Covers

George Orwell’s birthplace, in India, is being turned into a memorial? to Gandhi. The birthplaces of Edith Wharton and Eugene O’Neill, meanwhile, have been turned into Starbuckses. Granta’s once-per-decade Best of Young British Novelists...Show More Summary

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