Edith Wharton (22 books)

(18621937)

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Edith Wharton (January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937) was an American novelist, short story writer, and designer.

 

The Greater Inclination

Touchstone

The Touchstone

by Edith Wharton

A young lawyer sells a package of love letters written to him over the years by a distinquished novelist to raise money to pay for his wedding to another woman. His secret comes back to haunt him and, when he...

Crucial Instances

The Valley of Decision

Sanctuary

The House of Mirth

by Edith Wharton

The House of Mirth (1905), by Edith Wharton, is a novel about New York socialite Lily Bart attempting to secure a husband and a place in rich society. It is one of the first novels of manners in American literature.

Madame de Treymes

The Fruit of the Tree

Ethan Frome

by Edith Wharton

Set against the bleak winter landscape of New England, Ethan Frome is the story of a poor farmer, lonely and downtrodden, his wife Zeena, and her cousin, the enchanting Mattie Silver. In the playing out of this...

The Reef

by Edith Wharton

Set in and around London, "The Reef" is a story of complex morality and its intricately woven place in society. This narrative primarily follows George Darrow and Anna Leath, a young gentleman and a widowed...

The Custom of the Country

The Bunner Sisters

Summer

by Edith Wharton

Summer is a novel by Edith Wharton published in 1917 by Charles Scribner's Sons. The story is one of only two novels by Wharton to be set in New England; Wharton was best known for her portrayals of upper class...

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The Age of Innocence

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1921

by Edith Wharton

The Age of Innocence centers on one society couple's impending marriage and the introduction of a scandalous woman whose presence threatens their happiness. Though the novel questions the assumptions and mores...

The Glimpses of the Moon

The Mother's Recompense

Here and Beyond

Twilight Sleep

The Children

Hudson River Bracketed

The Gods Arrive

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