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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Edith Wharton Poems

  • 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...
    I.

    SOME busy hands have brought to light,
    And laid beneath my eye, ...
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Top 10 most used topics by Edith Wharton

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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  • 1gre_bot: there are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. - edith wharton
  • Robinrichards99: “what is writing a novel like? 1. the beginning: a ride through a spring wood. 2. the middle: the gobi desert. 3. the end: a night with a lover. i am now in the gobi desert.”― edith wharton,
  • Jeffyi16: "if only wed stop trying to be happy wed have a pretty good time." edith wharton
  • Ricklondongreen: my little dog � a heartbeat at my feet. ~edith wharton
  • Gailforevs_: “there are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” – edith wharton gailfm returns
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