Our 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.