Edith Wharton. Edith Wharton ( / ˈhwɔːrtən /; born Edith Newbold Jones; January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937) was an American writer and designer. Wharton drew upon her insider's knowledge of the upper-class New York "aristocracy" to portray realistically the lives and morals of the Gilded Age.
Edith Wharton, née Edith Newbold Jones, (born January 24, 1862, New York, New York, U.S.—died August 11, 1937, Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, near Paris, France), American author best known for her stories and novels about the upper-class society into which she was born.
The Mount is a turn-of-the-century home, designed and built by Edith Wharton in 1902. A National Historic Landmark, today The Mount is a cultural center that celebrates the intellectual, artistic and humanitarian legacy of Edith Wharton.
Edith Wharton (January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937) was an American writer. A daughter of the Gilded Age, she criticized the rigid societal constraints and thinly veiled immoralities of her society.
It leads to trouble between the two soon-to-be spouses. Archer is intrigued by Ellen yet bound by duty to marry May. Edith won the Pulitzer Prize for the novel in 1921. She was the first woman ever to win this award. Edith Wharton died on August 11, 1937, at her home in France.
By Lucas Aykroyd | Jan 26, 2021 Edith Wharton in Newport, Rhode Island circa 1907. / Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University // Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons In 1921, Edith...
What Edith Wharton Knew, a Century Ago, About Women and Fame in America If Undine Spragg, the heroine of Wharton’s novel “The Custom of the Country,” were alive today, she would have a million...