Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Wharton's novels of America's Gilded Age.
Publisher Kimberly Fortier chooses American writer Edith Wharton.
Naomi Wolf nominates Edith Wharton for Great Lives.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), celebrated American poet.
The reclusive American poet Emily Dickinson is the choice of fellow poet Gwyneth Lewis.
Cheryl Strayed, Ocean Vuong and Sharon Olds spend some time in Emily Dickinson's bedroom
Elaine Showalter nominates the 19th-century American writer Julia Ward-Howe.
Journalist Laura Bates tells Matthew Parris why Louisa M Alcott is her Great Life.
Wired Love, published in 1879, is a story of long-distance love over the telegraph wire.