Jan 24, 1862. Born at New York, NY, author Edith Wharton in her stories and novels specialized in intense examinations of upper-class Manhattan society at the end of the 19th century. Major novels include The House of Mirth (1905) and The Age of Innocence (1920), which won a Pulitzer Prize. Ethan Frome (1911) departed from the upper-class society milieu to depict a grim New England love triangle and its tragic consequences. Wharton died at Pavillon Colombe, France, Aug 11, 1937.
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