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Edith Wharton (1862 - 1937)

  Edith Wharton excelled at complex characterization and insightful social commentary.  Her books focused on America, particularly New York (hence Martin Scorsese's use of Wharton's The Age of Innocence - winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize - for his 1993 film of the same title).  She was the first woman to receive an honorary Yale doctorate.



The Edith Wharton Society


"The Vice of Reading"


various poetry


Writing A War Story



(great authors main page)



List of Works


The Valley Of Decision


The Fruit Of The Tree


The House Of Mirth


The Reef


The Custom Of The Country


The Marne


The Age Of Innocence


The Glimpses Of The Moon


A Son At The Front


The Mother's Recompense


Twilight Sleep


The Children


Hudson River Bracketed


The Gods Arrive




Ethan Frome


(not a complete list)




"If only we'd stop trying to be happy we'd have a pretty good time."






"I don't know if I should care for a man who made life easy.  I should want someone who made it interesting."











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