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(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.


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


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Edith, 1862–1937, U.S. novelist.
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Sometimes Wharton would sit back with a laugh and say:
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.
While I worked, Miss Wharton often came into the room and sat with me, and so did Mrs.
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.
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.
Cory Wharton from MTV's "The Challenge" revealed over the weekend that he is the father of former castmate Cheyenne Floyd's nine-month-old daughter.
Born in 1926 to the first African-American career member of the United States Foreign Service, Wharton spent much of his childhood in Liberia and in the Canary Islands.
DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said on Sunday that Liberal Party (LP) presidential candidate Mar Roxas' claim he graduated with an Economics degree from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School was a lie.
My Dear Governess: The Letters of Edith Wharton to Anna Bahlmann
Mark Wharton stormed into the park where the girl and a number of other teenagers had gathered, claiming someone had thrown a bottle near him.