• “What is writing a novel like? The beginning: a ride through a spring wood. The middle: the Gobi desert. The end: a night with a lover.”

    Edith Wharton

In honor of the 100th anniversary

of Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence, we invite you to look behind the finished page to follow her creative process, as she turned rough notes into a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
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This exhibit made possible by a CARES grant from the National Endowment For The Humanities.
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibit, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.