Edith Wharton – selected novels

This six week course will look at two novels by the American novelist Edith Wharton.   We will start with her 1913 novel The Custom of the Country (1913) with its depiction of the social climbing Undine Spragg (weeks 1 – 3).  We will then move on to Wharton’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Age of Innocence (1920) set in upper-class New York of the 1870s   (weeks 4 – 6).

Reading schedule:

The Custom of the Country

Week 1 – general introduction and chapters 1-15.

Week 2 – chapters 16 – 31

Week 3 – chapters 32 –  end

 The Age of Innocence

Week 4 – general introduction and chapters 1 – 12

Week 5 – chapters 13 – 24

Week 6 – chapters 25 – end


Course Details

This course is running from 11 November 2022 until 16 December 2022.
The next session is on 11/11/2022 10:30 am

  • Tutor: Greta Depledge
  • Venue: Friends Meeting House
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  • Course fee: £66 - Fee may be waived for those on benefits