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Edith Wharton was the first woman to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize for literature. The Age of Innocence, published in 1920 and currently available for audio download, garnered her the award. As a member of New York's upper class society, Edith was able to write her novel about the morals and lifestyle of the elite from the point of view of a person living within the very circle she portrayed in the book. The plot centers around the society marriage of Newland Archer to his suitable bride May, and the love he feels for her cousin Ellen, whose status as a divorcee is a source of scandal to her family.

Edith was herself a divorcee, having left her husband after 28 years of marriage to enjoy a relationship with her partner, a journalist for The Times. One of her more popular works, Ethan Frome, which is also available on audio download, began the author's theme of writing about loveless marriages and adultery. Another one of her most famous books available on audio download is The House Of Mirth and it is considered her first great novel. This novel of manners satirically covers the New York ruling class. Edith Wharton was a complex woman and author, educated and opinionated, and her works will appeal to a wide audience of readers (and listeners!).

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by Edith Wharton
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In a world where "being things" was better than "doing things"; a world where heredity and family connections were the most important things of all; in an Age of Innocence, they broke all the rules.

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Edith Wharton's 1911 novel Ethan Frome tells the story of a tragic love triangle.

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Newland Archer arrives late at the opera and spots young woman in the Mingott box seat.

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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.

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This collection of ten stories, first published in 1904, shows Edith Wharton dissecting some of the customs, habits and vagaries of courtship and marriage, particularly as practiced in the upper reaches of New York society at the turn of the twentieth century (two stories, however, are set in Italy).

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Eidth Wharthon and architect Odgen Codman discuss Victorian interior decoration and design. They denounce much of the Victorian practices and offer more practical and classical ways of decorating the interior of a house.

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by Edith Wharton
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Unlike the other arts, American literature has been a powerful, influential, and leading aspect of American culture....

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The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton's most famous novel, is a love story, written immediately after the end of the First World War. Its brilliant anatomization of the snobbery and hypocrisy of the wealthy elite of New York society in the 1870s made it an instant classic, and it won the Pulitzer Prize in 1921.

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Ethan Frome is an entrancing but sad story of a poverty-stricken Massachusetts farmer caught in a loveless marriage. An emerging love for his young cousin leads to one day of explosive...

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When published in 1907, this novel about the lives of a wealthy mill owner, her socially progressive husband and friends caused a stir due to its treatment of drug abuse, mercy killing, divorce and second marriages.

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