Publisher Kimberly Fortier chooses American writer Edith Wharton.
Naomi Wolf nominates Edith Wharton for Great Lives.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Wharton's novels of America's Gilded Age.
Moby-Dick was made in England. Paul Farley tells a story of fast fish and loose fish.
Journalist Laura Bates tells Matthew Parris why Louisa M Alcott is her Great Life.
Witty, wise and the best women in literature. Why don't more of us read Henry James?
Professor John Sutherland investigates the 'obscure hurt' suffered by Henry James in 1861.
Wired Love, published in 1879, is a story of long-distance love over the telegraph wire.