The Age of Innocence

Here’s Melvyn Bragg’s take on Edith Wharton’s the Age of Innocence and other novels. You can tell Bragg is blown away by Innocence, and well he might be: it’s one of the great novels of the twentieth century (see my earlier review of here). However, I felt that the experts danced around the greatness of it – considering it as merely a commentary on the world of women in turn-of-the-century high-society when it is so much more. Still, there’s a lot of meat in the programme and if you’re a Wharton fan it’s half-an-hour well spent. (If you’re outside the UK you’ll have to use a VPN like Tunnelbear and make up a UK postcode – I suggest SW1A 2AA, which is Downing Street).

Wharton wearing an unusual pair of mittens.

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