Edith Wharton (21 books)

(18621937)

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Edith Wharton (January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937) was an American novelist, short story writer, and designer.

 

The Age of Innocence

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1921

by Edith Wharton

The Age of Innocence centers on one society couple's impending marriage and the introduction of a scandalous woman whose presence threatens their happiness. Though the novel questions the assumptions and mores...

Ethan Frome

by Edith Wharton

Set against the bleak winter landscape of New England, Ethan Frome is the story of a poor farmer, lonely and downtrodden, his wife Zeena, and her cousin, the enchanting Mattie Silver. In the playing out of this...

The House of Mirth

by Edith Wharton

The House of Mirth (1905), by Edith Wharton, is a novel about New York socialite Lily Bart attempting to secure a husband and a place in rich society. It is one of the first novels of manners in American literature.

Summer

by Edith Wharton

Summer is a novel by Edith Wharton published in 1917 by Charles Scribner's Sons. The story is one of only two novels by Wharton to be set in New England; Wharton was best known for her portrayals of upper class...

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Twilight Sleep

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The Custom of the Country

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The Touchstone

by Edith Wharton

A young lawyer sells a package of love letters written to him over the years by a distinquished novelist to raise money to pay for his wedding to another woman. His secret comes back to haunt him and, when he...

The Valley of Decision

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The Children

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Sanctuary

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The Reef

by Edith Wharton

Set in and around London, "The Reef" is a story of complex morality and its intricately woven place in society. This narrative primarily follows George Darrow and Anna Leath, a young gentleman and a widowed...

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Here and Beyond

The Glimpses of the Moon

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Madame de Treymes

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The Bunner Sisters

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The Fruit of the Tree

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Crucial Instances

The Greater Inclination

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Hudson River Bracketed

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The Mother's Recompense

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The Gods Arrive

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