Happy 150th Birthday to Edith Wharton!

Born on January 24, 1862, she lived in Lenox, Massachusetts various times from 1902 through 1906 (Campbell).  During that time, she wrote House of Mirth and her nonfiction work, Italian Villas and their Gardens, was published (Campbell). She would, then, go on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Age of Innocence in 1921 (“Edith Wharton”).

Celebrate Edith Wharton’s birthday throughout 2012!    For example, see upcoming programs and events sponsored by her Massachusetts home (The Mount: Edith Wharton’s  Estate and  Gardens [http://www.edithwharton.org/] ).

Works Cited

Campbell, Donna. “An Edith Wharton Chronology.” The Edith Wharton Society.  Washington State University., 11 Aug. 2011. Web. 25 Jan. 2012. http://public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/wharton/wchron.htm.
[See also the link to The Edith Wharton Society home page. http://public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/wharton/]

“Edith Wharton.” Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 25 Jan. 2012. [Access through the Library resources.]

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