Definition of Edith Wharton from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Edith Wharton

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(1862-1937) a US writer of novels and short stories, many of which are about high society in New York. Her best-known novel is The Age of Innocence (1920), which won a Pulitzer Prize and was made into a film in 1993, directed by Martin Scorsese. Wharton's other novels include The House of Mirth (1905) and Ethan Frome (1911). She lived in France after 1913.