By senior1819
301 days ago

Edith Wharton (1862 - 1937)

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I've only read two books of hers yet, they are the most important ones.

Tho House of Mirth (1905) and The Age of Innocence (1921). The books were adapted into movies. First, starring Gillian Anderson (Scully from X-files) and the second, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Winona Ryder. I believe Wharton spoke through her characters, both male and female cause, growing up in a controlled society is what she was used to.

She is one of America's famous female writers and she wrote 40 books in 40 years. How cool is that?

She married late (for that time), at the age of 23 but, after her father's death, she found a suitable husband, 13 years older than her, with whom she shared many mutual interests. Her first work is The Decoration of Houses (1897), on design and architecture.

She was born in Newport, in New York and it is no wonder that she wrote about this society and its hypocritical tendencies of the late 19th century.

Interesting thing is she moved to village near Paris in 1920 and surprisingly, that's the place she wrote and published The Age of Innocence. I've watched this movie 2 weeks ago and, I loved it. The message would be that divorced people weren't accepted, that it's always a woman's fault and, that loves comes last.

Wharton won a Pulitzer Prize for this book.

The picture's link:
https://www.google.com/search?q=age+of+innocence&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiyvNuNgfLeAhWK1SwKHa7KB6QQ_AUIDigB&biw=1366&bih=657#imgrc=8Z0omWR-mDokQM:
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Miki Gledala👍
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Tomi Very good article
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senior1819 @Tomi Thank you😃
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senior1819 @Miki Odlično. Samo, šteta što se nisu sreli na kraju. Umjesto toga, on je odšetao☹️
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Deliana Interesting article about Edith Wharton! By the way, the movie was very good! 😉
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svetle76 nice
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Violeta Very nice article
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senior1819 @Deliana Thank you. Yeah, it was. It was very realistic. I'm sad they couldn't meet but, after so much time, it makes sense☹️
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senior1819 @Violeta @svetle76 Hvala, thank you😃
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carmen3521 So great article!👍
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senior1819 @carmen3521 Thank you. These are the things that I like to read so, I get inspired 😃
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dorageorg So nice article!
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senior1819 @dorageorg Thanks😘
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kavinitu Wow! Very nice article dear
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Nevena83 nije mi poznato
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senior1819 @kavinitu Thanks!😃😉
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senior1819 @Nevena83 Knjige i filmovi Doba nevinosti i Kuća veselja. Nije?☹️
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Nevena83 @senior1819 cim je nevinost i veselje zajedno,znam tacno da mi nije poznato😜🤣🤣🤣🤣
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Veronica1983 Buen articulo
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senior1819 @Nevena83 Dobro, dobro🤣
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senior1819 @Veronica1983 Gracias/Thank you😃😉
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Nevena83 @senior1819 hahahhaha🤣🤣🤣
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marija64 I've been watching this movie more than 10 times. It's fantastic. I'm sorry he did not meet Ellen in the end.
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senior1819 @marija64 Another admirer, I'm glad.Me too. He was waiting that entire time. A typical human's nature. Longing for it and, then, walking away from it cause, we don't want to spoil the memory of the past☹️
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marija64 @senior1819 Yes, so I wanted to see them together after so many years, but, in the end, he did not have the strength for that meeting. She remained in his youth..sweet cravings ..😃
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senior1819 @marija64 It was a right thing to do, as he did, walking away and not spoiling the moment or memory. I love Daniel Day-Lewis, he did a great job😃
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