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On Dull Men

One of American literature’s most piercing lines about the sexual injustices of courtship came from Edith Wharton

Gillian Anderson in “The House of Mirth” / Sony Pictures Classics

Edith Wharton won the Pulitzer Prize for The Age of Innocence, but many critics — I among them — might argue that her earlier The House of Mirth is the greater novel. It reflects Wharton’s sharp…

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Janice Harayda

Janice Harayda

Critic, novelist, award-winning journalist. Former book columnist for Glamour and book editor of The Plain Dealer.