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  2. Edith Wharton - Wikipedia

    Signature. 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.

  3. Edith Wharton | Biography, Books, Short Stories, & Facts

    Edith Wharton, (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. Edith Jones came of a distinguished and long-established New York family.

  4. Edith Wharton - The Mount | Edith Wharton's Home

    The Mount is the home of Edith Wharton in Lenox, MA - the Berkshires. Historic Tours, Weddings, Music, Events, Outdoor Sculpture, Cafe. Close to Tanglewood, Shakespeare & Co., Red Lion Inn.

  5. 10 Facts About Edith Wharton | Mental Floss

    In 1921, Edith Wharton became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her novel The Age of Innocence. This poignant story about 1870s New York society depicts the emotional ...

  6. Life Story: Edith Wharton - Women & the American Story

    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.

  7. Biography of Edith Wharton, American Novelist - ThoughtCo

    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.

  8. Edith Wharton Biography - CliffsNotes

    Edith Wharton, an American author and Pulitzer Prize winner, is known for her ironic and polished prose about the aristocratic New York society into which she was born. Her protagonists are most often tragic heroes or heroines portrayed as intelligent and emotional people who want more out of life.

  9. What Edith Wharton Knew, a Century Ago, About Women and Fame ...

    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...

  10. Edith Wharton Biography, Works, and Quotes | SparkNotes

    In 1937, after nearly half a century of devotion to the art of fiction, Edith Wharton died in her villa near Paris at the age of seventy-five. Edith Wharton Study Guides

  11. Edith Wharton | Poetry Foundation

    A New York City aristocrat and the author of over 50 books, Edith Wharton (born Edith Newbold Jones) wrote poetry and fiction that explored high society life. As a child, she studied with private tutors at governesses at home, and by age 18 she had published poems in magazines including the Atlantic Monthly.