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Mutual friends had introduced us. Edith Wharton was in Rome and we were having tea at Babington’s near the Spanish Steps. Edith was not only a writer but also a crusader against the “Thermopylae of bad taste”. Having written a … Continue reading

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The House of Mirth

More MUY MARCOTTAGE: While sewing on this dress, for some unknown reason, I thought about Lily Bart. Many years ago, I accompanied my daughter to Aix-in-Provence for a language course.  My reading companion was Edith Wharton’s THE HOUSE OF MIRTH.  … Continue reading

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