The Wharton Review

edith wharton

The last few weeks have been a bit crazy for me, both at work and at home, and somehow, I forgot all about May. I was prepared for June. How did that happen? While I feel decidedly odd about forgetting an entire month, I am glad that it is not June yet.

So while I was trying to decide what to read in the extra 31 days I suddenly have on my hand, I came across The Wharton Review, a month-long focus on Edith Wharton, hosted by Brona. Head on over to her blog to read all about it.

For me, it’s perfect timing. Several participants of the Madame Bovary read-along that just concluded made comparisons between Flaubert and Wharton. That made me curious, since I have only read Ethan Frome so far. Add to that the fact that I have The Age of Innocence on my Classics Club list, and I have all the motivation I need to start reading.




  1. Good luck with reading Wharton. I like her novellas. I’ve read Ethan Frome, Xingu, Madame de Treymes amongst others. The Age of Innocence is on my classics list too!

  2. Thanks for joining in 🙂
    I’m curious about the Madame Bovary/Wharton comparisons. I tried reading MB a number of years ago, but couldn’t get into it.

    • I was glad to read Madame Bovary as part of a read-along. There were a few fellow readers who argued in favor of Emma, which helped pull me through the book. Most comparisons were made to The House of Mirth, but I decided to stick with The Age of Innocence for now. I’m looking forward to reading it.

  3. I’m going to take part too. This will be my first experience of Wharton and I’ve plumped for Ethan Frome. Would you recommend? Look firward to hearing how you get on with The Age of Innocence.

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