Just as my Edith Wharton biography was going to press, a stash of letters from Edith to her governess (and later secretary) was discovered. How can I get my hands on those? I wondered. The answer wasn’t long in coming. In April of 2011, when I spoke at The Mount, I met Irene Goldman-Price who was hard at work editing the very letters I was lusting after!
Irene’s book My Dear Governess; The Letters of Edith Wharton to Anna Bahlmann, will be available at the end of May and the reviews indicate she’s done a particularly wonderful job of locating the letters in the context of Edith’s life. I know from hard experience that Edith’s energetic travels made it hard to keep up with her.
Expect a review as soon as my pre-ordered copy arrives in the mail!