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Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton was an American novelist, short story writer, and designer. Wharton drew upon her insider's knowledge of the upper class New York "aristocracy" to realistically portray the lives and morals of the Gilded Age. In 1921, she became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in Literature, for her novel The Age of Innocence. She was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1996. Among her other well known works are The House of... Read More

BornEdith Newbold Jones
January 24, 1862
New York City, U.S.
DiedAugust 11, 1937 (aged 75)
Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, France
OccupationNovelist, short story writer, designer


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