Edith Wharton

Born in 1862, American writer Edith Wharton published numerous works including The Age of Innocence, Ethan Fromme, and The House of Mirth. Her writings became widely celebrated, earning her the Pulitzer Prize in 1921 and an honorary degree from Yale in 1923. Edith Wharton died of a stroke in 1937 in St.-Brice-sous-Forêt, France.