Selected Shorts: Edith Wharton

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Four stories written by the great American fiction writer Edith Wharton and read by terrific actors, including Maria Tucci and Kathleen Chalfant, make up this two-CD set, recorded live at The Mount, Wharton's house and gardens which she designed and built in Lenox, Massachusetts. The first woman to receive a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the first woman to be granted full membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Wharton is known for writing stories that ...

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Overview

Four stories written by the great American fiction writer Edith Wharton and read by terrific actors, including Maria Tucci and Kathleen Chalfant, make up this two-CD set, recorded live at The Mount, Wharton's house and gardens which she designed and built in Lenox, Massachusetts. The first woman to receive a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the first woman to be granted full membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Wharton is known for writing stories that reveal a keen satire of upper-class manners, an unblinking recognition of passion's limits, and a powerfully observant style.

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Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton is noted for her subtle, ironic, and superbly crafted stories of the Gilded Age. She is the author of The Age of Innocence and Ethan Frome.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Edith Newbold Jones Wharton (full name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      January 24, 1862
    2. Place of Birth:
      New York, New York
    1. Date of Death:
      August 11, 1937
    2. Place of Death:
      Saint-Brice-sous-ForĂȘt, France

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