Okay, you fans of such classics as Age of Innocence, House of Mirth, and Ethan Frome, Julian Fellowes is no Edith Wharton, but for the dregs of what’s left of society today, he’ll do. He’s a Brit, a funny little fellow—pun intended—whom I sat next to at a London gentlemen’s club luncheon long ago. He had not as yet found fame and fortune for his Downton Abbey TV series, and he seemed awfully anxious to please. “My wife is lady in waiting to Princess Michael of Kent,” he pronounced. “Poor you,” said I, “are you bragging or complaining?” (The Michael woman is an Austrian climber of the worst kind, the type who kicks downward and brownnoses upward.)
Fellowes has come to mind because I watched The Gilded Age on television while here in the Big Bagel, and I must say it amused me because even
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