Edith Wharton would be 150 if she were alive today and this summer her novels have inspired two debut titles. The Innocents by Francesca Segal is a reimagining of The Age of Innocence and The Gilded Age by Claire McMillan is a contemporary take on The House of Mirth.
The Innocents by Francesca Segal
As he prepares for his wedding to Rachel Gilbert, the woman he has been with for 12 years, 28-year-old Adam Newman begins to question everything when Rachel's fiercely independent and beautiful young cousin moves home from New York, offering him a liberation he never knew existed.
The Gilded Age by Claire McMillan
Returning to her home in Cleveland after a scandalous divorce and stint in rehab, Ellie, unable to feel socially complete without a husband, uses her beauty and connections to identify a second marital candidate before sabotaging her prospects and making a desperate choice.
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