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Edith wharton (born edith newbold jones, january 24, 1862 – august 11, 1937) was a pulitzer prize-winning american novelist, short story writer, and designer. On a summer's day in 1914, internationally acclaimed author edith wharton went to an affluent friend's for tea life in paris was easy for the. About edith wharton: edith newbold jones was born into such wealth and privilege that her family inspired the phrase keeping up with the joneses the y. Edith wharton's vocation was confirmed already in childhood, when her most “ intense & enduring” pastime was improvising long narratives before she had even.
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Edith wharton biography - born edith newbold jones, to a wealthy new york family, edith combined her insights into the privileged classes with her natural wit . Edith wharton biography - edith wharton was born on 24th january 1862 in an aristocratic family she was home schooled by private tutors and well groomed. Pulitzer prize winning author in 1921 for the age of innocence born to wealth, edith wharton wrote, with great authenticity, novels which depict the old new. In this 1919 short story by edith wharton, a professor of languages and a high society woman mistake each other for belgian refugees during.
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