Who is Edith Wharton?

Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton (/ ˈiːdɪθ ˈwɔːrtən/; born Edith Newbold Jones, January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer.

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Howard Sturgis - Biography
... became a friend of the novelists Henry James and Edith Wharton ... Although Edith Wharton praised it, Henry James found it unsatisfactory, and afterwards Sturgis went on to publish only one short story (1908), about a lesser ... Benson (1924), Edith Wharton (1934), E ...
Edith Wharton - In Popular Culture
... In The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Edith Wharton (Clare Higgins) travels across North Africa with Indiana Jones in Chapter 16, Tales of Innocence ... Edith Wharton is mentioned in the HBO television series Entourage in the third season's 13th episode Vince is handed a screenplay for Wharton's The Glimpses of the Moon by Amanda, his new agent ... In the same episode, period films of Wharton's work are lampooned by agent Ari Gold, who says that all her stories are "about a guy who likes a girl, but he can't have sex with her for five years, because those were ...
The Mount (Lenox, Massachusetts) - History
... Edith Wharton used the principles described in her first book, The Decoration of Houses (co-authored with Ogden Codman, Jr.), when she designed the house ... Wharton's sometime collaborator Ogden Codman, Jr ... Wharton's niece, Beatrix Jones Farrand, designed the kitchen garden and the drive Farrand was the only woman of the eleven founders of the American Society of Landscape Architects ...
Rhinecliff, New York
... According to Louis Auchincloss, Edith Wharton's biographer, Mrs ... Edith Wharton was a frequent childhood visitor who later described Wyndclyffe as "The Willows" in Hudson River Bracketed.* In her autobiography, A Backward Glance (1933), Mrs ... Wharton wrote about Wyndcliffe and her aunt ...

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    The American landscape has no foreground and the American mind no background.
    Edith Wharton (1862–1937)

    I despair of the Republic! Such dreariness, such whining sallow women, such utter absence of the amenities, such crass food, crass manners, crass landscape!!... What a horror it is for a whole nation to be developing without the sense of beauty, & eating bananas for breakfast.
    —Edith Wharton (1862–1937)

    If you’re an actor, a real actor, you’ve got to be on the stage. But you mustn’t go on the stage unless it’s absolutely the only thing you can do.
    —Dame Edith Evans (1888–1976)