Edith Wharton Context

  • Born in 1862- time of change.
  • Born into NY upper class society, where they thought they were the apex of soicety. Money came from real estate
  • This period was known as the glided age, although for women it was more like the glided cage; A05 feminist perspective. Thought the soicety was sexually hypocrital. 
  • Part of her childhood was spent


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