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Wharton is the Original Gossip Girl

By posted at 4:01 pm on October 15, 2009 1

On this week’s New Yorker Out Loud podcast, Rebecca Mead recommends (seriously) Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth — “the real thing” — for teen-readers who love the Cecily von Ziegesar Gossip Girl series.

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