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Edith Wharton

Pulitzer prize winning novelist Edith Wharton

Profession: Pulitzer prize winning novelist

United States of America

Biography: Ethan Frome, The Age of Innocence

Born: January 24, 1862
Birthplace: NYC, New York, USA
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: August 11, 1937 (aged 75)
Cause of Death: Stroke

Married Life

  • 1885-04-29 Novelist Edith Wharton (23) weds Edward Robbins Wharton (35)

Historical Events

  • 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

Quotes by Edith Wharton

  • "As the pain that can be told is but half a pain, so the pity that questions has little healing in its touch."

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