Writings of Edith Wharton

Guests examined the history of the Gilded Age through the writings of Edith Wharton, author of The Age of Innocence, The House of Mirth,… read more

Guests examined the history of the Gilded Age through the writings of Edith Wharton, author of The Age of Innocence, The House of Mirth, The Custom of the Country and Ethan Frome. Wharton wrote The Age of Innocence in 1920, with the story taking place in the late 1800s in “Old New York.” Among the topics addressed were the U.S. during the turn of the century, life among “elite” society, how “old money families” of New York dealt with the “newly rich,” and America’s growing role internationally. 

The program was telecast from Mrs. Wharton’s home, The Mount, which she designed and built in Massachusetts and which featured several items relating to her life and career. close

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
165364-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Lenox, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Jul 30, 2001
Last Aired:
Dec 28, 2001

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  • Jul 30, 2001 | 9:02am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 03, 2001 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 04, 2001 | 12:01am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 31, 2001 | 10:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 28, 2001 | 12:34am EST | C-SPAN 2
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