Edith Wharton: American Author

“A prolific and successful writer…”

Edith Wharton. Image: Famous Authors

Edith Wharton (1862–1937) appears fully formed on page 700 of The Norton Anthology of American Literature (Vol:2), which is a vast anthology of some of the best American writers since the 17th century to the present day, or in the case of my hefty paperback, 1979.

Of Edith Wharton the editors describe her thus: