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Edith Wharton
Edith Wharton (born Edith Newbold Jones) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1927, 1928 and 1930. Wharton combined her insider's view of America's privileged classes with a brilliant, natural wit... show more
Edith Wharton (born Edith Newbold Jones) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1927, 1928 and 1930. Wharton combined her insider's view of America's privileged classes with a brilliant, natural wit to write humorous, incisive novels and short stories of social and psychological insight. She was well acquainted with many of her era's other literary and public figures, including Theodore Roosevelt.
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Birth date: 1862-01-24
Died: 1937-08-11
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Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it 4 weeks ago
I'm not sure why I thought this would be a pleasant, happy story. It is Edith Wharton after all! I've loved her work since I first read The House of Mirth and she lived a good portion of her time in Massachusetts, which is my home state. When I saw I could listen to the audio free through Prime, I...
Lora Hates Spam
Lora Hates Spam rated it 2 months ago
by Edith Wharton Victorian-style literature takes a bit of patience to enjoy. It is written in a distinctively wordy style that I often enjoy, but can easily become tedious in some books. Ghost stories were a holiday tradition in Victorian times and it seems some authors known for genres other t...
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Book Thoughts rated it 7 months ago
I enjoyed Age of Innocence so much that I jumped into Ethan Frome as soon as I finished. Frome is a shorter novel that again looks at a married man who is desperately in love with a woman other than his wife. This story has the main character in a loveless marriage with the family living as poor f...
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Book Thoughts rated it 7 months ago
Based on the description, this would not have been a book I normally would enjoy but I was more than pleasantly surprised! This is basically a love story - or love unrealized - that follows a man character through late 19th century upper class New York City. It was a fascinating read for the histori...
Merle
Merle rated it 9 months ago
Despite the author’s literary skill, I didn't think much of this novella. In its brief page count, it chronicles the tragedy of Ethan Frome, a struggling young farmer hastily married to a cousin who constantly insists upon her unspecified ailments; while yearning for a better life, Ethan falls hard ...
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