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The Mount Book Club: Hudson River Bracketed

March 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Edith Wharton's books give glimpses of her thoughts at The Mount, her historic house in Lenox.
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The Mount’s annual book club returns this winter (virtually) to talk about her late novel Hudson River Bracketed (1929).

Little read today, this novel was very important to Wharton. Its story of the education of a young writer, changing gender roles, and the commercial realities of the literary world had fascinated her for years. These issues are relevant still.

Join the Mount online for discussions of Edith Wharton’s acclaimed works. These member events are free, and the books can be found free online at Project Gutenberg.

 

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Book Club Schedule:

January 21, 3 p.m. – A Backward Glance (1934)

Written a few years before her death, this work was described by Wharton alternatively as memoir, autobiography, or just reminiscences. This session will look at where this work fits in the memoir genre as well as discuss what Wharton chose to tell, and what she chose not to tell, about her life.

February 18, 3 p.m. – Italian Backgrounds (1905)

One of Wharton’s travel books, this volume is filled with her love and knowledge of Italy. While sharing the class prejudices of her contemporaries, this is a travel book quite unlike the usual Grand Tour guide. Wharton scholar Laura Rattray writes that this book was as close to a “modernist treatise” that Wharton would ever write.

March 18, 3 p.m. – Hudson River Bracketed (1929)

Little read today, this late novel was very important to Wharton. Its story of the education of a young writer, changing gender roles, and the commercial realities of the literary world had fascinated her for years. These issues are relevant still.

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March 18
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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The Mount
2 Plunkett St.
Lenox, MA
413-551-5111

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