Edith Wharton
(1862-1937)

woman and writer

Died aged c. 75

Edith Wharton (/ˈiːdɪθ ˈwɔːrtən/; born Edith Newbold Jones; January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1927, 1928 and 1930. Wharton combined her insider's view of America's privileged classes with a brilliant, natural wit to write humorous, incisive novels and short stories of social and psychological insight. She was well acquainted with many of her era's other literary and public figures, including Theodore Roosevelt.

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aunt of Beatrix Farrand

Commemorated on 4 plaques

Arthur Conan Doyle 1859-1930 We all devoted ourselves to surf-bathing, spending a good deal of our day in the water as is the custom of the place. It is a real romp with Nature, for the great Pacific rollers come sweeping in and break over you, rolling you over on the sand if they can catch you unawares. It was a golden patch in our restless lives. The Wanderings of a Spiritualist (1921) Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, visited Australia in 1920-1921 during a series of lecture tours on Spiritualism.

Writers Walk, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia where they was

Dans cette immeuble vécut de 1910 à 1920 Edith Wharton romancicère américaine 1862 - 1937 Elle fut le premiere écrivain des Etats-Unis à s'expatrier en France, par amour pour ce pays et sa littérature. "My years of Paris life were spent entirely in the rue de Varenne - rich years, crowded and happy years." "Les années de ma via parisienne, je les ai entièrement passées rue de Varenne - des années fructueuses, bien remplies, des années heureuses." Proche de Henry James, l'oeuvre d'Edith Wharton me en scène, d'un trait à la fois délicat at mordant, la bonne société dont elle est issue.

English translation: In this building lived from 1910 to 1920 Edith Wharton American novelist 1862 - 1937 She was the first writer in the United States to expatriate in France, out of love for this country and its literature. “My years of Paris life were spent entirely in the rue de Varenne - rich years, crowded and happy years.” “The years of my Parisian via, I spent them entirely on the street of Varenne - fruitful, well-filled years, happy years.” Close to Henry James, Edith Wharton's work staged me, with a delicate, bite-like trait, the good society from which it came. [AWS Translate]

53 rue de Varenne, 7ème arrondissement, Paris, France where they lived (1910-1920)

Edith Wharton 1862-1937 ecrivain Americain premiere femme de letters a recevoir, Le Prix Pulitzer (1921) sejourna dans cette maison

English translation: Edith Wharton 1862-1937 American writer first woman of letters to be received, The Pulitzer Prize (1921) appeared in this house [AWS Translate]

3 place des États-Unis, Paris, France where they stayed

Edith Wharton 1862-1937. 14 West 23rd Street, Manhattan. This was the childhood home of Edith Jones Wharton, one of America's most important authors, at a time when 23rd Street marked the northern boundary of fashionable New York. Here, in her father's extensive library, young Edith Jones discovered the world of literature. Wharton wrote with authority on gardens and design, but was most celebrated for her fiction. Her novels and stories are characterized by her intelligence, perception and the great beauty of her prose. She revealed the life of the soul with courage and clarity. Wharton lived in France for the latter part of her life, but the complex world of patrician New York remained the source of her greatest fiction. This includes The House of Mirth (1905) and The Age of Innocence, for which, in 1921, she became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature.

14 West 23rd Street, Manhattan, New York, NY, United States where they lived (1862)