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Whar·ton

(wôr′tn, hwôr′-), Edith Newbold Jones 1862-1937.
American writer whose works include subtle satires on New York society, such as The House of Mirth (1905), and the short, tragic novel Ethan Frome (1911). She won a Pulitzer Prize in 1921 for The Age of Innocence.
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Wharton

(ˈwɔːtən)
n
(Biography) Edith (Newbold). 1862–1937, US novelist; author of The House of Mirth (1905) and Ethan Frome (1911)
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Whar•ton

(ˈʰwɔr tn, ˈwɔr-)

n.
Edith, 1862–1937, U.S. novelist.
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This was a man named Wharton. Philip went to him every morning.
Sometimes Wharton would sit back with a laugh and say:
Wharton had even asked him to pay him the two shillings which the lesson cost once a week rather than once a month, since it made things less complicated.
"How long are you going to stay here?" asked Wharton.
Wharton gave a contemptuous shrug of the shoulders.
Sometimes on his way back from Wharton Philip would sit in the shade on one of the benches in the Anlage, enjoying the coolness and watching the patterns of light which the sun, shining through the leaves, made on the ground.
Wharton made extensive stylistic, punctuation, and spelling changes and revisions between the serial and book publication, and more than thirty subsequent changes were made after the second impression of the book edition had been run off.
Wharton, an English lady; her eldest daughter was going to be married, and some rich relation having made her a present of a veil and dress in costly old lace, as precious, they said, almost as jewels, but a little damaged by time, I was commissioned to put them in repair.
Wharton, 1883, 1885; Uberweg, 1870, 1875; with German translation, Susemihl, 1874; Schmidt, 1875; Christ, 1878; I.
(Bohn's Classical Library), 1850; by Wharton, 1883 (see Greek version), S.
Send off those telegrams at once - the new code, not the old - mine and Wharton's.
Wharton, the head of the house, is a very good fellow, but slight and weak, and severe physical pain is the only way to deal with such a case; so I have asked Holmes to take it up.