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10 Pieces of Edith Wharton Swag To Honor Her Birthday

Celebrate Wharton, the queen of the Gilded Age, with some sweet, bookish Edith Wharton swag. Happy Birthday to her and to you!

On Edith Wharton’s AGE OF INNOCENCE

If you haven't gotten around to Edith Wharton's Gilded Age sharp-witted look at the Old World vs. the new, get to it!

12 Literary Quotes for Your Holiday Cards

Bookish quotes to include in your holiday cards!

When I’m Dead, Don’t Publish My Unpublished Story

A Rioter responds to the unearthing of Kurt Vonnegut's previously unpublished short story, "The Drone King," and recalls other works published posthumously.

In Italiano: Italian Lit in the News

I love Italy for many reasons: it has given us opera, a beautiful spoken language, pasta, some kick-ass literature, and ...

Reading Pathways: Edith Wharton

I was eighteen years old when I first fell in love with Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence. And when ...

Our Favorite Biographies of Dead Writers

Book Riot was recently asked to recommend some awesome biographies of dead writers, and boy were we all over that. ...

Our Favorite Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novels

Love it or hate it, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt just won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. (Personally, I LOVE ...

Reading Aloud

It was the summer of 2008, and I couldn’t look at my dissertation ANY LONGER. I loathed its very existence, ...

“Listening to Books is Cheating” and 7 More Myths About Audiobooks

  A few years back, I found myself in a situation where I needed to fold 300 origami peacocks in ...

“Give Me the Tightrope”: Happy Birthday, Edith Wharton

From her journals, March 1926

Casting “Downton Abbey” from Literature: Upstairs

Hardcore Downtonites (and I use the term “hardcore” deliberately–what is “Downton Abbey” if not porn for Anglophiles?) like me have ...

GENRE KRYPTONITE: Turn-of-the-Century NYC Novels

GENRE KRYPTONITE is a regular feature about genres we have an inexplicable weak spot for. Check out previous entries here. ...