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Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and designer. Among the most famous of her many novels are The House of Mirth , Ethan Frome , The Custom of the Country , and The Age of Innocence , for which she received the Pulitzer Prize in 1921, the first woman to do so. In 2007 NYRB Classics published a collection of her short stories, The New York Stories of Edith Wharton .