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Edith Wharton
  • Name: Edith Wharton
  • Born: 01/24/1862
  • Died: 08/11/1937 (75 years old)
  • Occupation: Novelist, short story writer, designer.

Edith Wharton (/ˈhwɔːrtən/; born Edith Newbold Jones; January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937) was an American novelist, short story writer, and designer. Wharton drew upon her insider’s knowledge of the upper class New York “aristocracy” to realistically portray the lives and morals of the Gilded Age. In 1921, she became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature. She was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 1996.

Birth Name: Edith Newbold Jones

Awards: Pulitzer Prize for Literature, 1921, The Age of Innocence

Birth Place: New York City

Death Place: Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, France

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