Who is Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton (/ˈhwɔːrtən/; born Edith Newbold Jones; January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937) was an American novelist, short story writer, playwright, and designer. Wharton drew upon her insider's knowledge of the upper class New York "aristocracy" to realistically portray the lives and morals of the Gilded Age. She was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1921. She was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1996.

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  • The Comrade
    WILD winged thing, O brought I know not whence
    To beat your life out in my life's low cage;
    You strange familiar, nearer than my flesh
    Yet distant as a star, that were at first ...
  • Patience
    PATIENCE and I have traveled hand in hand
    So many days that I have grown to trace
    The lines of sad, sweet beauty in her face,
    And all its veiled depths to understand. ...
  • Ogrin The Hermit
    Ogrin the Hermit in old age set forth
    This tale to them that sought him in the extreme
    Ancient grey wood where he and silence housed:
  • Wants
    WE women want too many things;
    And first we call for happiness, -
    The careless boon the hour brings,
    The smile, the song, and the caress. ...
  • Some Busy Hands...

    SOME busy hands have brought to light,
    And laid beneath my eye, ...
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Heart 25 Life 25 Light 22 Long 18 Love 18 Soul 18 I Love You 18 High 16 World 15 Beneath 15

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  • Hossainnilofar: “set wide the window. let me drink the day.” ― edith wharton © anna Ådén
  • Juliesvintageco: reading edith wharton “old new york- four novellas” great cast of characters - wonderful writer.
  • Sideshow_val: edith wharton deserves an updated, blockbuster biography.
  • Imogalore: writers inspirational quotes in any really good subject, one has only to probe deep enough to come to tears. - edith wharton
  • Ricklondongreen: my little dog � a heartbeat at my feet. ~edith wharton
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Kilrudden fronting every gale
On the lorn coast of Inishfree,
And Lal's last bed the plunging sea.

Lal of Kilrudden with flame-red hair,
And the sea-blue eyes that rove and dare,
And the open heart with never a care;

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