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Edith Wharton & the "New Woman"

Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton

St. Augustine, Florida
Saturday, February 1, 2014

Edith Wharton was an American novelist of the early 20th century who was known for her depictions of the hypocrisies of upper-class society. In this talk at Flagler College, English professor Judith Burdan instead explores Wharton’s idea of the “new woman” in her book “The Custom of the Country.” The protagonist, Undine Spragg, is a determined yet ruthless “new woman” who uses men to gain power and wealth. 

Updated: Monday, February 3, 2014 at 11:31am (ET)

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