“The Private World of Edith Wharton” A Virtual Talk

You are invited to a special celebration of Edith Wharton’s birthday!

The Private World of Edith Wharton: Exploring Her Homes and Gardens

Who: Carl Raymond, host of The Gilded Gentleman History Podcast

When: Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 7 pm (New York Time)

How: We will send you a Zoom link on the day of the event

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Your host
Carl Raymond, the host of The Gilded Gentleman

(Photo by Richard Koek)

Join us for a 75-minute illustrated talk on Wharton’s homes from New York and Newport to Paris, the Riviera and Lenox, Massachusetts

The Mount, Wharton’s home in Lenox, Massachusetts (photo Carl Raymond)

Writer Edith Wharton, the astute chronicler of Gilded Age society and whose birthday falls on January 24, was passionate about the interior spaces in which she lived. In fact, her first published book was The Decoration of Houses, a book of interior design co-authored with architect Ogden Codman, Jr and published in 1897.

In her homes in Newport, France and certainly in The Mount, the grand New England country house she built ground up in 1901, Wharton was able to realize her own ideas of design and gracious living. 

Join Carl Raymond, host of The Gilded Gentleman history podcast for this special celebration and unique tour through the spaces in which Edith lived throughout her life from her childhood home in New York to her villas outside Paris and in the south of France. 

This unique talk, featuring contemporary as well as rare archival images, will include an intimate look at her home The Mount in Lenox, Massachusetts as well as a very special tour of Wharton’s library.

Carl Raymond, host of The Gilded Gentleman history podcast (produced by Bowery Boys Media) is a specialist in the life and work of Edith Wharton.   He lectures frequently on Edith Wharton including conducting the tour of Edith Wharton’s New York for Bowery Boys Walks.  

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Publicity photo of Edith Wharton at The Mount 1905 (Edith Wharton Restoration)


Wharton’s library at The Mount (photo Carl Raymond)
  • A look at the interiors from her early homes in Newport, including Land’s End which still stands
  • Rare images from her New York townhouse showing a style she develops for The Mount
  • A unique look at the architecture and interior design of The Mount incorporating French, Italian, English and New England style
  • Unique photographs that show the interiors of her home outside of Paris where she lived until her death in 1937
  • Live Q&A


Date: Thursday, January 20, 2022, 7 PM – 8:30 PM (New York Time)

Tickets: $25

Duration: 90 minutes (includes Q&A)

Please note: This is an online experience. We will send you a Zoom link on the day of the event.

Reserve now!