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The New Yorker
Though Virginia Woolf breezily dismissed her contemporaries, her work owes a debt to authors including Edith Wharton, John Colapinto writes: "Something from ‘The Age of Innocence’ seems to have reverberated in Woolf’s mind when she sat down to write her own most famous novel, even if it was only the central image of the lighthouse, which, as readers of ‘The Age of Innocence’ know, is a key symbol on which Wharton’s novel also turns. Above: Virginia Woolf, 1925. Photograph from Hulton ...