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Did Edith Wharton have any children?

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xosweetwhitxo | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 29, 2008 at 10:51 AM via web

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Did Edith Wharton have any children?

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ladyvols1 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted October 29, 2008 at 11:07 AM (Answer #1)

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In 1885 Edith Wharton married Edward(Teddy)Wharton and according to most biographies her marriage was very unhappy.  In 1908 Teddy had a nervous breakdown, and then she found out that her husband had taken money from her to support and keep a mistress.  In 1912 Edith divorced her husband.  She had no children and she never got married again. 

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cburr | Middle School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted October 29, 2008 at 12:01 PM (Answer #2)

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She did have an affair with Morton Fullerton while still married, but had no children by either man.

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