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“The Descent of Man” by Edith Wharton

June 6, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

featuring Graham Culbertson, Teaching Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature


The first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize

—”If proof were necessary to convince us of Miss Wharton’s literary ability, it would be undoubtedly furnished by ‘The Descent of Man.'”1904 review

“The Descent of Man” remains particularly relevant more than a century later as an early example of “going viral.”

—”Will writers ever recover that peculiar blend of security and alertness which characterizes Mrs. Wharton and her tradition?”—E. M. Forster

—”The Descent of Man” is a brilliant short story by Edith Wharton that leaves it to the reader to finds the answers.—Scribd

Wharton’s genius lies in her novelistic ability to allow her characters their perspectives while seeing the situation from all sides. Her sharp wit is hard on all her characters, and crucially, she captures also their redeeming qualities, their humanity.The New York Times


Meeting Date: Tuesday, June 6

Cost: $30, includes a copy of the book shipped to your home

This is a hybrid program held at Flyleaf Books. A very limited number of virtual seats are available on a first come, first served basis.

Register online  or call 919.962.1544


June 6, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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