Literary Corner Cafe

Friday, April 4, 2008

News - Home of Edith Wharton Facing Foreclosure

The Lenox, Massachusetts estate where Edith Wharton wrote The House of Mirth and other novels is faced with imminent foreclosure due to financial difficulties. Trustees have launched a fundraising campaign with $3 million needed before April 24th. Pledges can be made at www.edithwharton.org and won't be called in unless the monetary goal is reached. The Mount, which Wharton designed, is notable for being one of only 5% percent of National Historic Landmarks dedicated to women.

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