Name: Lara Gochin Raffaelli, editor/translator of Gabriele D’Annunzio’s Pleasure
Favorite Penguin Classic Title/Author: Three Novels of New York by Edith Wharton
Why do you love this Penguin Classic? Edith Wharton is one of my all-time favorite authors and I have read every one of her books. I’ve read The House of Mirth over and over again and think about it very often. One of my favorite quotes comes from The Age of Innocence: “There was no use in trying to emancipate a wife who had not the dimmest notion that she was not free”; it appeals to the enduring feminist in me.
What should I read next?: I’d love to re-read Middlemarch, by George Eliot. I loved this book.