Sunday, May 4, 2008

Long live Edith!

My husband and I made a special trip to Lenox this past fall to visit the Mount, as Edith Wharton has long been one of my favorite authors. It was a gray-skied day in late October, but the brilliant flowers in the garden stood out in bright pinks and purples and yellows. Wharton's spirit was everywhere as we toured the house. We had even read Wharton's "Old New York", four novellas about life in mid-to-late nineteenth century New York, as a husband and wife book club as part of our trip. Edith Wharton is a towering figure in American literature. . . .Long live Edith! The Mount must be saved!

Maria Mangano
Durham, North Carolina