Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1862-01-24
Death 1937-08-11
Americans
English, Italian, French

Biographical notes:

Edith Wharton (b. January 24, 1862, New York, NY–d. August 11, 1937, Val-d'Oise, France) was an American novelist, short story writer, and designer. Wharton combined an insider's view of American aristocracy with a powerful prose style. Her novels and short stories realistically portrayed the lives and morals of the late nineteenth century, an era of decline and faded wealth. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1921, the first woman to receive this honor.

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Subjects:

  • World War, 1914-1918--France
  • Women authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
  • Drama--20th century
  • Authors, American--20th century--Manuscripts
  • Drama--Collections
  • American literature--Women authors
  • Poets, English--20th century--Correspondence
  • Nobel prizes
  • Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
  • American literature--20th century
  • Authors, American--20th century--Biography
  • Authors and readers
  • Battlefields
  • Short stories, American--20th century
  • Gardens
  • Charities--France
  • Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937--Correspondence
  • Authors, American--19th century--Biography
  • Charities
  • Authors and publishers
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Fiction--20th century
  • Authors, American--Correspondence
  • World War, 1914-1918--War work
  • Poetry, Modern--20th century

Occupations:

  • Novelists
  • Women authors
  • Authors
  • Designer

Places:

  • New York, NY, US
  • Val d'Oise, , FR