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Where was Edith Wharton born?

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Posted April 7, 2010 at 4:25 AM via web

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Where was Edith Wharton born?

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Posted April 7, 2010 at 4:52 AM (Answer #1)

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Edith Newbold Jones Wharton (1867-1937), the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, short story writer and designer, was born in New York City on January 24, 1867 to parents George Jones and Lucretia Rhinelander. She married Teddy Wharton, the son of an influential Boston family, in 1885. Suffering mental strain after dealing with her philandering husband's affairs, Edith moved to Paris in 1908. The two divorced in 1913 after Edith suffered a mental breakdown. Her novel, The Age of Innocence, won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for Literature. She died in 1937 and is buried in Versailles.

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