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A Certain Age
This is a retelling of Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth, updated from Wharton's end-of-the 19th century story to today (1999). However, where Wharton's protagonist was a woman who went from riches to ruin because of societal pressures, Janowitz's character, Florence, has no one but herself to blame for her demise. As in Wharton's book, the protagonist is an adult orphan, rapidly spending her inheritance in order to maintain a place in high society. Flo...