Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton (January 24 1862 - August 11 1937) was an American novelist, short story writer, and designer.

  • Nationality: American
  • Birth Date: 24 Jan 1862
  • Death Date: 11 Aug 1837
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Ethan Frome (1912)
Ethan Frome is a tragic novel about the unrequited love between Ethan Frome and his wife's cousin, Mattie Silver. This novel has elements in common with gothic fiction, realism, modernism, romance, and tragedy.
The Age of Innocence (1920)
The Age of Innocence is a 1920 novel by American author Edith Wharton. The story is set in the 1870s, in upper-class, "Gilded-Age" New York City. The story centers on an upper-class couple's impending marriage, and the introduction of the bride's cousin, plagued by scandal, whose presence threatens their happiness. The novel is noted for Wharton's attention to detail and its accurate portrayal of how the 19th-century East Coast American upper class lived, as well as for the social tragedy of its plot. Wharton was 58 years old at publication; she had lived in that world and had seen it change dramatically by the end of World War I.