Overlooked Edith makes a run for feminist-icon status
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Jilted by suitors, insulted by her older sibling, pitied by her parents: there’s a reason Lady Edith, Downton Abbey’s middle sister to end all middle sisters, has a reputation as a sad sack.
But as the show’s fourth season, set in 1922, kicks off for U.S. viewers, things have started to change for Edith–and not just because one sister is dead and the other’s a widow. …