Zablocki Library will be hosting another book club discussion on Friday, March 7th. This time the group will discuss the Edith Wharton classic Ethan Frome. In this classic novel, a New England farmer must choose between his duty to care for his invalid wife and his love for her cousin. If this inspires you to explore Edith Wharton's New York with the…Read more
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A Visit to Edith Wharton's Estate, The Mount Photograph by David Dashiell In 1902 Edith Wharton, who loved the climate and scenery of the Berkshire mountains in western Massachusetts, built a home in Lenox which she called The Mount. Ogden Codman, a young architect with whom Wharton had written The Decoration of Houses (1897), designed the principal rooms of The Mount. In The Decoration of Houses, Wharton…Read more
East Side/West Side in The Custom of the Country Edith Wharton's novel The Custom of the Country is set in New York City at the end of the Gilded Age. It was a time when the established families who had ruled society for generations were being overtaken by a new social class whose prestige was based on money rather than tradition. The novel centers on Wharton's…Read more
French Architecture in New York City Edith Wharton traveled widely in Europe from the time she was a child and was fluent in French and Italian. Her travel books about Italy and France display her thorough knowledge of the architecture of European cathedrals, abbeys, fortresses, and villas. Though she never gave up her American citizenship, she eventually settled in France, purchased two homes there, and was…Read more