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The wealth gap, #MeToo and Edith Wharton

Laurence Scott and Alice Kelly re-read Wharton's novel The Age of Innocence. First published in 1920, it depicts new money in 1870s New York and limited choices for women.

Laurence Scott, Sarah Churchwell, Francesca Segal and Alice Kelly re-read Wharton's novel The Age of Innocence. First published in 1920, it depicts new money in 1870s New York and limited choices for women.

Francesca Segal's novel The Innocents, inspired by Edith Wharton's book, won the Costa First Novel Award in 2012. Her latest novel is Mother Ship.

Behold America by Sarah Churchwell was published last year.

Alice Kelly’s critical edition of Edith Wharton’s First World War reportage Fighting France: From Dunkerque to Belfort was published in 2015. Her book Commemorative Modernisms: Women Writers, Death and the First World War will be published in 2020.

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