iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for Edith Wharton

Listen now 30 mins

Listen in pop-out player

Edith Wharton

Great Lives, Series 28 Episode 9 of 9

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 25 September 2012

"If only we'd stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time." Edith Wharton is as well known for her wit as for her novels. Born in 1862, she was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize, for The Age of Innocence in 1921. She is nominated by Naomi Wolf, the provocative American commentator and author of The Beauty Myth.
Presenter Matthew Parris is also joined in the studio by Janet Beer and Avril Horner.
The producer is Jolyon Jenkins.

Broadcasts

Free download

  1. Image for Great Lives

    Great Lives

    Biography series exploring the greatest people who ever lived. Matthew Parris interviews an eminent…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.