- Name: Edith Wharton
- Born: 01/24/1862
- Died: 08/11/1937 (75 years old)
- Occupation: Novelist, short story writer, designer.
Edith Wharton (//; 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
Edith Wharton quotes :
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.Edith Wharton
Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death.Edith Wharton
Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before.Edith Wharton
Life is the only real counselor wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue.Edith Wharton