Today is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Edith Newbold Jones, better known to the world as Edith Wharton.
Born on 24th January 1862 into a well-off family in New York, New York, Edith went on to become one of America’s best revered authors with 22 novels, over 85 short stories, poetry and several books on garden and interior design to her name. The Age of Innocence won the Pulizer Prize in 1920 and numerous novels have been adapted for film and television.
Edith Wharton died on 11th August 1937 in France where she had lived since her marriage to Edward Robbins Wharton broke down in 1911.
Books by Edith Wharton held by Blue Mountains City Libraries which can be found on the Adult Fiction shelves under W :
- The Buccaneers
- The Mother’s Recompense
- Roman Fever and Other Stories
- The Glimpses of the Moon
- The Age of Innocence
Books about Edith Wharton held by Blue Mountains City Libraries which can be found on the Adult Non-fiction shelves :
- Edith Wharton by Hermione Lee – at 920 WHA
- Edith Wharton abroad : selected travel writings 1888-1920 by Edith Wharton, edited by Sarah Bird Wright – at 910.4 WHA
- Edith Wharton’s Italian gardens by Vivian Russell – at 712.60945 RUS
You can read more about Edith Wharton in Wikipedia.