Next up in February we’re reading the novella Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. Published in 1911 it is one of Wharton’s more famous texts set in the fictitious town of Starkfield, Massachusetts. Born in 1862, Wharton remains one of the most famous American writers of her time.

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Francesca Segal whose debut novel that came out last year The Innocents, was inspired by Wharton’s Age of Innocence.

Wharton’s work which has been widely adapted for the stage and screen, watch The Age of Innocence Daniel Day Lewis or the highly acclaimed Terence Davies (fave director) take on her novel House of Mirth on YouTube.

Arguably Wharton’s most famous biographer Hermione Lee (fave biographer) talking about Wharton in the New York Society Library on Wharton’s 150th birthday.

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