Black and white photograph of American author Edith Wharton.

Edith Wharton

(1862 - 1937)

Having published her first collection of short stories in 1899 in her late thirties, Edith Wharton emerged as one of America’s foremost novelists after the publication of The House of Mirth in 1905. Two years later she moved to France, where she lived until her death. Wharton liked to wake early and write in bed with a pencil, dropping pages on the floor; her secretary typed up the results and had them ready for her the next morning. The Age of Innocence was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1921.

All Writing

True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision.

—Edith Wharton, 1924

Voices In Time

1913 | Central Park

Tacking East

Edith Wharton seeks out the best.More

Time, when it is left to itself and no definite demands are made on it, cannot be trusted to move at any recognized pace. Usually it loiters, but just when one has come to count upon its slowness, it may suddenly break into a wild irrational gallop.

—Edith Wharton, 1905

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