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.