Profession: Pulitzer prize winning novelist
Why Famous: Ethan Frome, The Age of Innocence
- 1885-04-29 Novelist Edith Wharton (23) weds Edward Robbins Wharton (35)
- 1916-04-18 Edith Wharton is appointed Chevalier of the Legion of Honour, France’s highest award, for her contribution to the war effort
- 1937-06-01 Edith Wharton suffers a heart attack and collapses at the French country home of Ogden Codman
- "As the pain that can be told is but half a pain, so the pity that questions has little healing in its touch."