Edith Wharton (w.t.)

Edith Wharton (w.t.)

Directed by Elizabeth Dwyer
The famous novelist of the Gilded Age travels beyond conventions, changing the story of her own life


Biography, Arts, and Cultural History

EDITH WHARTON (w.t.) takes a journey into the world of a literary genius and prolific cosmopolitan writer. Venturing beyond traditional, limited and mostly black-and-white portraits of the Gilded Age novelist, this feature-length documentary explores the writer’s complexity as an astute critic, adventurous spirit, and trailblazer in literature and life.

With a life that spanned a transformative period in American history, Edith Wharton (1862-1937) penned over 40 books over four decades, leaving an indelible mark on literature. Today she is best known for classics like The House of Mirth (1905) and The Age of Innocence (1920), which depicted the circumscribed Gilded Age New York society she knew so well as a privileged member of it. But in other works and her own life, she defied convention, becoming one of her era's most celebrated writers, and extending her legacy far beyond these portrayals.

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United States
New York, NY; Lenox, MA; Paris, France; Hyeres, France

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