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Walking Tour: Edith Wharton’s New York

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CourseGraphic Edith Newbold Jones was born on January 24, 1862, at 14 West 23rd Street in a building that still stands. She grew up right across the street from the bustling Fifth Avenue Hotel (on the site of Eataly), played in Madison Square, attended Calvary Church (Park Avenue South and 20th Street) where the pastor’s daughter was her best friend, wrote her first stories and poems, and married Edward Robbins Wharton at Trinity Chapel on 25th Street between Broadway and Sixth Avenue. Even after she moved out of the neighborhood as an adult, she returned in person, to visit her publisher, Scribner, on Fifth Avenue between 21st and 22nd Streets, and in spirit, using the neighborhood as the setting for some of her most successful works of fiction, including the novel The Age of Innocence. Before the tour, please try to read New Year’s Day, a wonderful novella contained in the tetralogy Old New York, published in 1924 to help you to imagine the neighborhood in the time of Edith’s girlhood.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Fri


Francis Morrone 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
4/26/2019 - 4/26/2019 Weekly - Fri 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM New York City, T.B.D.  Map Francis Morrone