Edith Wharton

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The Age of Innocence review – Scorsese’s brilliant tragedy of New York society manners
Daniel Day-Lewis and Michelle Pfeiffer are powerfully matched as guilty lovers in an Edith Wharton adaptation that bears comparison with Hollywood’s golden age classics

Peter Bradshaw

15, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Festive re-reads: Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
Our series continues as Rosalind Jana suggests this ‘Wuthering Heights in miniature’ as a perfect seasonal read

Rosalind Jana

27, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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On my radar: Emily Maitlis’s cultural highlights
The broadcaster on Jodie Comer’s incredible stage performance, her father’s musical bequest, and Netflix’s flashy Spanish political potboiler

Killian Fox

11, Jun, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Succeeding Succession: books, games, music and more about the ultra rich
As Succession returns to our screens, Guardian critics offer artists’ varied takes on the seductive and corruptive nature of excessive riches

Sam Jordison, Keza MacDonald, Danny Leigh, Jonathan Jones and Jenessa Williams

18, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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A half-shaven head? A handbag of snails at a cocktail party? I just adore a true eccentric | Hannah Jane Parkinson
There is probably something in the idea that quirkiness or slightly odd behaviour might have a link with mental illness, neurodiversity or creative skill

Hannah Jane Parkinson

21, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The sexiest moments in literature that aren't sex scenes
With the Bad sex in fiction award cancelled this year, we celebrate authors from Jeanette Winterson to Jane Austen who can charge the dryest scenes with sensuality

Sam Jordison

11, Dec, 2020 @12:04 PM

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The Guardian view on advent: what are we waiting for? | Editorial
Editorial: This year we have learned to mark time once more – bringing frustration and despair, but also new pleasures


06, Dec, 2020 @6:25 PM

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The Age of Innocence is a gang story as brutal as Goodfellas
Some were surprised when Martin Scorsese filmed Edith Wharton’s novel, but its milieu is governed by codes of tribal loyalty as lethal as in any mob

Sam Jordison

22, Sep, 2020 @10:22 AM

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The Age of Innocence's high drama unfolds in its characters' souls
Edith Wharton makes her characters’ inner lives the scenes of turbulent psychic action that is barely visible to the world

Sam Jordison

15, Sep, 2020 @9:45 AM

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The Age of Innocence is a masterclass in sexual tension
In Edith Wharton’s wonderful novel about New York high society, a simple tap of a fan or glance across a crowded room can feel intensely charged

Sam Jordison

08, Sep, 2020 @12:18 PM

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Reading group: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton is our book for September
Some early readers found it old-fashioned, but a century after publication it’s a good moment to check how the novel has earned its classic reputation

Sam Jordison

01, Sep, 2020 @1:04 PM

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Top 10 tales about the rich | Sarah Blake
From Scott Fitzgerald’s glamour to Edith Wharton’s high-society intrigue, the best of these seductive stories reveal uncomfortable secrets

Sarah Blake

05, Feb, 2020 @1:08 PM

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