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Edith Wharton

Edith WhartonAKA Edith Newbold Jones

Born: 24-Jan-1862
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 11-Aug-1937
Location of death: St. Brice-souse-Foret, France
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Cimetière des Gonards, Versailles, France

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Age of Innocence

Husband: Edward R. Wharton (banker, m. 1885, div. 1913)
Boyfriend: Morton Fullerton (journalist, extramarital affair, 1906-9)

    Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1921 for The Age of Innocence
    National Women's Hall of Fame 1996

Author of books:
The Decoration of Houses (1897)
The House of Mirth (1905, novel)
Ethan Frome (1911, novel)
The Custom of the Country (1913, novel)
Xingu and Other Stories (1916, short stories)
The Age of Innocence (1920, novel, Pulitzer in 1921)
Hudson River Bracketed (1929, novel)
The Gods Arrive (1932, novel, sequel to Hudson River Bracketed)
A Backward Glance (1934, autobiography)
The Buccaneers (1938, final novel, unfinished)

Appears on postage stamps:
USA, Scott #1832 (15 cents, issued 5-Sep-1980)



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