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Happy -- Yes, Happy -- 153rd Birthday, Edith Wharton

“The very good people did not convince me; I felt they had never been tempted. But you knew; you understood; you felt the world outside tugging at one with all its golden hands – and you hated the things it asked of one; you hated happiness bought by disloyalty and cruelty and indifference.

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Happy Birthday Edith Wharton!

“The real loneliness is living among all these kind people who only ask one to pretend!”

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There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that receives it. 

Edith Wharton

In books like The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton (born January 24, 1862) skewered high society from the inside.

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On Writing

The Age of Innocence: A Classic for the Ages

There is so much to love about Edith Wharton. She was a brilliant and prolific writer who captured old New York and sleepy New England better than anyone. 540 more words


On This Day In Literary History~

Jan 24, 1862:
Edith Wharton is born

On this day in 1862, Edith Wharton is born to an old and wealthy New York family. She grew up in an opulent world where pre-Civil War society tried to keep the nouveau riche at bay. 221 more words