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  1. I am SUCH a big fan of Edith Wharton!! Last spring I went to visit her home in the Berkshire Mountains called The Mount – it was wonderful. And, several years ago, when I visited The Biltmore Estate in North Carolina, I spied Edith Wharton’s name in one of those brass name plate thingies grand estates used to have on the doors of their guest rooms. I was thrilled!!
    Of course, it had her listed as Mrs. ‘Whateverherhusband’snamewas’, as they always did until not too long ago. (I’ve read that the name cards helped those who ‘bed hopped’ during the night not to end up in the wrong room!!)

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    • Oh, the rich and famous! What they get up to! 🙂

      I like Edith (because her writing is great) but she’s such a depressing writer.I never got the feeling reading her novels that she liked people much (but then it’s been a while and I was young when I read her.

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      • Turns out she didn’t like her husband very much! I think what she was very critical about was the ‘high society’ she was a part of and how they could just ‘cut’ someone out because they were divorced etc.
        Turns out Edith Wharton was divorced herself yet she seems to have not been ‘cut’ herself.

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      • Yeah, I remember thinking she seemed bitter. She still hung out with the nabobs after all 🙂 I find rich people who dislike their tribe but never leave it really interesting (maybe it’s how we all feel about our families: love/hate).

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      • A very, very good point!! I guess that’s all she knew but I did read today that even her friends found her a bit haughty – and bossy!! ; o )

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