Friday, 1 May 2015
The Wharton Review 2015
During the month of May, I take a break from my regular reading schedule to fit in a Wharton or two.
In 1921, Edith Wharton was the third person & the first woman to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction with The Age of Innocence.
The Pulitzer is awarded for "distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life."
Many of Wharton's books fit this criteria. But she also spent a lot of time in Europe, particularly, in Paris during WWI, which meant that many of her books had a fascinating Continental flavour as well.
My plan this month is to reread Age of Innocence. I adored this book when I first read it about 15 years ago. I hope to rekindle the love affair (& watch the movie starring Daniel Day Lewis & Michelle Pfieffer again)!
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There is no pressure or expectation with this month long review. Simply read, blog or comment on all things Wharton at your leisure.