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Edith Wharton
Original name: Edith Jones
Birth: Jan. 24, 1862
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 11, 1937
Saint-Brice-sous-Foret
Departement du Val-d'Oise
Île-de-France, France

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 York aristocracy of the 19th and 20th centuries. Although not published until she was forty, she established herself as a novelist who could satisfy a large number of readers and yet win critical acclaim. In her lifetime, she wrote over fifty books, and the novels Ethan Frome, House of Mirth and the Age of Innocence have secured a lasting place in American literature. Wharton actually died in St. Brice-sous-foret, France and was buried in Paris. (bio by: mj) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Edward Robbins Wharton (1850 - 1928)*
 
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Cause of death: Unknown
 
Burial:
Cimetière des Gonards
Versailles
Departement des Yvelines
Île-de-France, France
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Ron Moody
Record added: Feb 09, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6165890
Edith Wharton
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Edith Wharton
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Edith Wharton
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There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. -Edith Wharton, novelist (24 Jan 1861-1937)
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