Between the Lines Book Club: A Few Facts About Edith Wharton

between the lines book club logoOur book this month is The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton. We will be discussing the book in person on July 27, 2019 at Arden Dimick Library, at 10:30AM.

Here are a few facts about Edith Wharton:

She loved dogs.

She had a horrible relationship with her mother.

She grew up in the atmosphere of Age of Innocence. Her family inspired the phrase “keeping up with the Joneses”

She lived from 1862 – 1937.

Though deeply conservative, she ran with the fast set of artists after WWI.

Unlike other Americans, she stayed in Paris through WWI and did war work.

She was a decorator and designer.

She was not allowed to read novels until after she married. Her marriage, to a banker, was an unhappy one and they divorced in 1913.

She died of a stroke at the age of 75.

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