Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton was born in New York city on January 24, 1862 (d. August 11, 1937). She was an American novelist, short story writer and designer. The Age of Innocence (1920) won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for literature, making Wharton the first woman to win the award.

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A Huffington Post article from January 2013 commemorating Edith Wharton's birthday titled, 11 Reasons The Author Was A Badass.