Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Gold, Not Just Gilded: The Life and Works of Edith Wharton


Price for Members: $60
Price for Non-Members: $90
Date/Time: Mondays, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29            10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Instructor: Susan Fox, Ph.D., English literature, UCD 
Location: ONLINE

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Course Description

Not many writers were as much a voice of and for their time as was Edith Wharton, a woman whose work and life were pure gold despite growing to maturity in an age we call Gilded.  

Wharton won the Pulitzer Prize for The Age of Innocence in 1921, the first woman to win that award. She produced a variety of writings we still admire, their allure and potency unallayed.  

She was a master novelist, short-story writer, poet, essayist, and even a frontline journalist in WWI.  All that and we haven’t yet mentioned her travelogues and ghost stories.  When she put pen to paper, the results were potent and provocative.  Join OLLI and Ms. Fox for an experience more than gilded, it will be truly golden. 

Note: Students are encouraged to read The Age of Innocence as the course progresses.  But be assured: the instructor will review the novel thoroughly and reading it is entirely your option.

Event Details

Date: 2021-03-01

Start time: 10:30 a.m.

End time: 12:30 p.m.



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