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Program explores car’s impact on fiction of Edith Wharton

Posted March 26, 2013, at 2:30 p.m.
MelRice | BDN
MelRice | BDN

BAR HARBOR — It’s a night of women’s history behind the wheel at the Jesup Memorial Library this Thursday, March 28, when Marilyn Solvay of the Seal Cove Auto Museum gives a presentation at 7 p.m. about Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Edith Wharton, her 1904 Pope-Hartford and how her work was influenced by a new ability to explore “the mystery beyond the next blue hills” after she bought car.

Ms. Wharton spent a lot of time in Bar Harbor visiting her niece, famed landscape architect Beatrix Farrand. She embraced the new technology of the era –with the auto being among the most important to her, says Ms. Solvay.

Bring a favorite passage from one of Ms. Wharton’s books to share, or your own story about the early days of women driving cars. All are welcome and refreshments will be served.

For more information call the Seal Cove Auto Museum winter phone at 801-1286, or the Jesup Memorial Library at 288-4245.

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