Edith Wharton


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United States novelist (1862-1937)

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Jayne has written a new book, "Classical Principles for Modern Design: Lessons from Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman's The Decoration of Houses" (The Monacelli Press), that revisits the classic.
Although in the mid-1920s, when Larsen was beginning to write fiction, Edith Wharton was arguably America's greatest living woman of letters, her cachet had suffered from the popular opinion that the author had passed her peak and had, as an expatriate living in France, lost touch with the American scene.
Bahlmann had been the governess and companion to the children of several prominent families, including Edith Wharton, who was born Edith Newbold Jones in 1862 into an elite society known as Old New York.
Richard Warrington Baldwin Lewis, for example, has remarked that "Spain [was] a country that Edith Wharton found it hard to make her way into, imaginatively" (1975: 362).
As one of New York's first residential hotels, past guests have included authors Henry Miller and Edith Wharton and musician Buddy Holly.
But its mission is also about location, location, location--a preoccupation Edith Wharton herself would understand.
In A Backward Glance (1934), Edith Wharton recalled her "charitable work" during the World War I, for which France awarded her the decoration of "Chevalier" of the National Order of Legion of Honor, in 1916, and King Albert of Belgium awarded her the Medal of Queen Elizabeth, two years later (1): "Many women with whom I was in contact during the war had obviously found their vocation in nursing the wounded, or in other philanthropic activities .
Scott Fitzgerald, Edith Wharton and Louis Auchincloss-Towles .
Some 200 years of literary history use the lifelong interest of the contributors to create insights on top literary figures from Samuel Johnson to Jane Austen and Edith Wharton.
Kerfol is a short story, set in France, written by Edith Wharton.
In this tale about "illegitimacy," in which the author looks back on the Old New York of the 1850s, Edith Wharton finally explores the racial foundations of the world she had described in her earlier novels, moving from its surface to its anxious roots.
Reading Edith Wharton Through a Darwinian Lens: Evolutionary Biology Issues in Her Fiction.
Edith Wharton was so impressed with the character that she wrote Fitzgerald congratulating him, "It's enough to make this reader happy to have met your perfect Jew.
As an author working in a context subject to the conditions that, from one perspective, elevate Undine and her focus on style and visibility, Edith Wharton presses to reify literature as a print form endowed with cultural capital by "traditional society.