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Edith Wharton
Edith Newbold Jones was born into such wealth and privilege that her family inspired the phrase "keeping up with the Joneses." The youngest of three children, Edith spent her early years touring Europe with her parents and, upon the family's return to the United States, enjoyed a privileged childhood in New York and Newport, Rhode Island. Edith's creativity and talent soon became obvious: By the age of eighteen she had written a novella, (as well as witty reviews of it) and published poetry in the Atlantic Monthly. After a failed engagement, Edith married a wealthy sportsman, Edward Wharton. Despite similar backgrounds and a shared taste for travel, the marriage was not a success. Many of Wharton's novels chronicle unhappy marriages, in which the demands of love and vocation often conflict with the expectations of society. Wharton's first major novel, The House of Mirth, published in 1905, enjoyed considerable literary success. Ethan Frome appeared six years later, solidifying Wharton's reputation as an important novelist. Often in the company of her close friend, Henry James, Wharton mingled with some of the most famous writers and artists of the day, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, André Gide, Sinclair Lewis, Jean Cocteau, and Jack London. She was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1921. She was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1996.

Books by Edith Wharton

The House of Mirth: By Edith Wharton
By Edith Wharton
The Age of Innocence: By Edith Wharton
By Edith Wharton
Ethan Frome: By Edith Wharton
By Edith Wharton
The Book of the Homeless: By Edith Wharton
By Edith Wharton
A Motor-Flight Through France: By Edith Wharton
By Edith Wharton
Voyages Au Front: de Dunkerque à Belfort: By Edith Wharton
By Edith Wharton
A Son at the Front: By Edith Wharton
By Edith Wharton
Artemis to Actaeon and Other Verses: By Edith Wharton
By Edith Wharton
Autres Temps...: By Edith Wharton
By Edith Wharton
Bunner Sisters: By Edith Wharton
By Edith Wharton
Coming Home: By Edith Wharton
By Edith Wharton
Crucial Instances: By Edith Wharton
By Edith Wharton
Fighting France; From Dunkerque to Belport: By Edith Wharton
By Edith Wharton
French Ways and Their Meaning: By Edith Wharton
By Edith Wharton
In Morocco: By Edith Wharton
By Edith Wharton
Italian Backgrounds: By Edith Wharton
By Edith Wharton
Italian Villas and Their Gardens: By Edith Wharton
By Edith Wharton
Kerfol: By Edith Wharton
By Edith Wharton
Madame de Treymes: By Edith Wharton
By Edith Wharton
Sanctuary: By Edith Wharton
By Edith Wharton
Summer: By Edith Wharton
By Edith Wharton
Tales Of Men And Ghosts: By Edith Wharton
By Edith Wharton
The Choice: By Edith Wharton
By Edith Wharton
The Custom of the Country: By Edith Wharton
By Edith Wharton
The Descent of Man and Other Stories: By Edith Wharton
By Edith Wharton
The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton, Part 1: By Edith Wharton
By Edith Wharton
The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton,  Part 2: By Edith Wharton
By Edith Wharton
The Fruit of the Tree: By Edith Wharton
By Edith Wharton
The Glimpses of the Moon: By Edith Wharton
By Edith Wharton
The Greater Inclination: By Edith Wharton
By Edith Wharton