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Edith Wharton

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477 Does Edith Wharton Hate You? (Part 2 - "The Vice of Reading")

The History of Literature

Does Edith Wharton hate us? That's a provocative question - but perhaps one that Wharton herself provoked, with her essay on the readers who damaged literature and her fiction satirizing the same. In this two-part series, Jacke takes a look at the type of readers targeted by Wharton: not the readers of trash fiction, whom she believed were harmless enough, but the readers of serious fiction who nevertheless read fiction in the wrong way. Does it include History of Literature Podcast listeners or even - gulp - its host?This episode is Part Two, which focuses on Wharton's 1903 essay "The Vice of Reading." Part One, which focuses on Wharton's 1916 short story "Xingu," will be available at the same time.Additional listening: Edith Wharton (with Mike Palindrome) 61 In the Mood for a Good Book - Wharton, Murakami, Chandler, and Fowles (with Vu Tran) 414 Henry James's Golden Bowl (with Dinitia Smith) Help support the show at patreon.com/literature or historyofliterature.com/donate. The History of Literature Podcast is a member of Lit Hub Radio and the Podglomerate Network. Learn more at www.thepodglomerate.com/historyofliterature. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

49mins

12 Jan 2023

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476 Does Edith Wharton Hate You? (Part 1 - "Xingu")

The History of Literature

Does Edith Wharton hate us? That's a provocative question - but perhaps one that Wharton herself provoked, with her essay on the readers who damaged literature and her fiction satirizing the same. In this two-part series, Jacke takes a look at the type of readers targeted by Wharton: not the readers of trash fiction, whom she believed were harmless enough, but the readers of serious fiction who nevertheless read fiction in the wrong way. Does it include History of Literature Podcast listeners or even - gulp - its host?This episode is Part One, focusing on Wharton's 1916 short story "Xingu." Part Two, which focuses on Wharton's 1903 essay "The Vice of Reading," will be available at the same time.Additional listening: Edith Wharton (with Mike Palindrome) 61 In the Mood for a Good Book - Wharton, Murakami, Chandler, and Fowles (with Vu Tran) 414 Henry James's Golden Bowl (with Dinitia Smith) Help support the show at patreon.com/literature or historyofliterature.com/donate. The History of Literature Podcast is a member of Lit Hub Radio and the Podglomerate Network. Learn more at www.thepodglomerate.com/historyofliterature. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 17mins

12 Jan 2023

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The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

Just Sleep - Bedtime Stories for Adults

Need help drifting off to sleep? Settle in with tonight's bedtime story - The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton. Published in 1905, it follows Lily Bart, a beautiful but poor woman in New York's high city. In this episode, Lily misses her train and decides to spend some time with Selden. Certain that no one will see her, she takes the risk. Will she regret it?Our Black Friday Offer on Just Sleep Premium is almost here!Interested in more sleepy content or just want to support the show? Join Just Sleep Premium here: https://justsleeppodcast.com/supportAs a Just Sleep Premium member you will receive:Ad-free and Intro-free episodesThe entire audiobook of the Wizard of OzA collection of short fairy tales including Rapunzel and the Frog PrinceAn additional 2 episodes every monthThe chance to vote on the next story that you hearThe chance to win readings just for youThe entire back catalogue of the podcast, ad and intro-free (coming soon!)Thanks for your support!Sweet Dreams...Intro Music by the Psychedelic Squirrel Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

29mins

13 Nov 2022

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Live from Paris: Lauren Collins Brings Edith Wharton for Dinner

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No one panic, but do frost the grapes on your hat because a somewhat exacting guest by the name of Pussy Jones – A.K.A. Edith Wharton – is coming to dinner. Summoned by Lauren Collins, the author of When in French: Love in a Second Language and a staff writer for The New Yorker, Edith Wharton is coming all the way from the Gilded Age – so the least Emma could do was meet Monica and Lauren in Paris for a live recording near Wharton’s apartment on Rue Varenne. The New York “aristocrat” and author of The House of Mirth (1905), The Age of Innocence (1920, for which she became the first woman to win the Pulitzer for Literature in 1921), Wharton pulled no punches in her chronicling of her country’s fin-de-siècle elites. She moved to France in 1907 and stayed until her death in 1937; so it’s only fitting that this is where we will host a fantastical dinner party in her honour, complete with cold champagne, burning questions, and a certain amount of hilarity.Write to us at fanfarefanmail@gmail.comMonica Ainley DLV @monicaainleyDLVEmma Knight @emmalknightLauren Collins @laurenzcollinsLauren is the author of When in French: Love in a Second Language and a staff writer for The New YorkerDinner with Edith Wharton playlist on Spotify by DJ Monica DLV Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 8mins

29 Sep 2022

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Creating Drama with Edith Wharton, Henry James and Jennie Jerome

The Gilded Gentleman

XIX. Edith Wharton's novels were full of drama of course but so were moments from her own actual life. Jennie Jerome -- Lady Randolph Churchill,  the mother of Winston Churchill -- also had a life of high drama, public scrutiny and moments of happiness as well as tragedy.  Join Carl and his guest, playwright and actor, Anne Undeland as they discuss how she dramatized the characters of Edith Wharton and Jennie Jerome -- as well as Henry James -- in Undeland's plays "Mr. Fullerton Between the Sheets" and "Lady Randy". They'll discuss how Anne brought these complex characters to the stage as well as take a look at how some of Wharton's own work has been dramatized.  

42mins

5 Jul 2022

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199: Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

Beer and Conversation with Pigweed and Crowhill

Along with special guest Longinus, P&C review a winter warmer from Flying Dog, then discuss Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome. This is a depressing story of a man who is stuck. He's stuck with a wife he doesn't love. Stuck in a city he doesn't particularly like. Stuck in a profession he didn't choose. When a spark comes into his life in the person of his wife's cousin, Maddie, he starts to dream of a better future. But it doesn't work out. The story is set in a fictional, very cold town. Wear your wool socks when you read this one.

46mins

29 Jun 2022

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The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton ~ Full Audiobook

Classic Audiobook Collection

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton audiobook. In an era before the advent of electric lights, telephones or motor vehicles, there exists a small cluster of aristocratic "old revolutionary stock" families that rule New York's social life. Under the rules of this society, "being things" is better than "doing things" and reputation and outward appearances come at the exclusion of everything else. In this Gilded Age, when America’s expansion and increased industrialism produce a group of newly wealthy robber barons and financiers, the patient, time-honored values of the old ruling class, and century, are giving way to the expediencies of the new. Caught at this cusp, a triangle of lovers, who must choose between the expectations of family and society, and the deepest yearnings of the heart. Newly engaged couple, Newland Archer, a young lawyer, and May Welland, a society debutante, are part of the old world, where the "right people" follow the "correct rules" and marry into "acceptable families." The arrival from Europe of May’s cousin, the Countess Ellen Olenska, complicates their union, as Ellen’s mysterious past threatens to cast a shadow of scandal over the newly betrothed couple. Newland Archer, at first critical of Ellen's bohemian lifestyle, and her seemingly wilful ignorance of the rules and customs of his Old New York, is soon captivated by Ellen's warmth, spirit, and her generous and loving heart. Will he cast off the life for which he's been groomed, or sacrifice happiness for duty and the greater good of the social order? --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/matthew-jackson95/support

11hr 17mins

29 Jun 2022

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The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

Just Sleep - Bedtime Stories for Adults

Can't sleep? Drift off to The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton. Published in 1920, it is the story set in the "Gilded Age" of New York City. In this episode, Newland Archer has just become engaged to May Welland. However, the appearance of her scandalous cousin at the Opera threatens to upend the joyous occasion.If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeacoffee.com/justsleeppodIf you like this episode, please remember to follow on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app. Also, share with any family or friends that might have trouble drifting off.Sweet Dreams...Intro Music by the Psychedelic Squirrel Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

43mins

26 Jun 2022

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The Triumph of Night - Edith Wharton

Daily Short Stories - Mystery & Suspense

Mountain Stream - 2 Hours for Sleep, Meditation, & Relaxation

1hr 3mins

16 May 2022

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A Sprig of Witch Hazel: Edith Wharton's Secret Affair

The Gilded Gentleman

XIV. As writer Edith Wharton began to spend more and more time in Paris during the early years of the 1900s, she made the acquaintance of the American journalist Morton Fullerton.  Their meeting grew into a passionate and complicated love affair combining joy and emotional pain. Still, the affair led Wharton to some of her greatest creative moments and it wasn't until the 1980's when a long thought lost trove of letters brought the full story of the affair to light.  This week's episode brings you to the Paris of the Belle Epoque and into the story of this surprising romance.For more stories of Edith Wharton from Carl Raymond, the Gilded Gentleman, tune into his appearance on the Bowery Boys episode Edith Wharton's New York.

37mins

12 Apr 2022

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