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Edith Wharton

Name at birth: Edith Newbold JonesEdith Wharton was one of the most celebrated female authors of the early 20th century, famous for naturalistic novels that depicted New York high society, including…

Wharton, Edith Newbold Jones

(Encyclopedia) Wharton, Edith Newbold Jones, 1862–1937, American novelist, b. New York City, noted for her subtle, ironic, and superbly crafted fictional studies of New York society at…

Edith Wharton Biography

Edith WhartonnovelistBorn: 1/24/1862Birthplace: New York City Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist whose work gives an intelligent, ironic picture of post-Civil War society life. Wharton's books…

Wharton, Francis

(Encyclopedia) Wharton, Francis, 1820–89, American clergyman and lawyer, b. Philadelphia, grad. Yale, 1839. Admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1843, he became an authority on criminal…

Pepper, George Wharton

(Encyclopedia) Pepper, George Wharton, 1867–1961, American jurist, b. Philadelphia. He practiced law in Philadelphia and was (1893–1910) professor of law at the Univ. of Pennsylvania.…

Södergran, Edith Irene

(Encyclopedia) Södergran, Edith Irene sö´dərgrän [key], 1892–1923, Swedish poet, b. St. Petersburg, Russia. Södergran spent most of her adult life in poor health and in isolation in SE…

Cavell, Edith

(Encyclopedia) Cavell, Edith kăv´əl [key], 1865–1915, English nurse. When World War I broke out, she was head of the nursing staff of the Berkendael Medical Institute in Brussels. In…

Cresson, Edith

(Encyclopedia) Cresson, Edith ādēt´ krĕsōN´ [key], 1934–, French politician, b. Edith Campion. After studying at the École des Hautes Études Commerciales, she became a consultant in…

Piaf, Edith

(Encyclopedia) Piaf, Edith pēäf´ [key], 1915–63, French cabaret singer, born as Edith Giovanna Gassion. She began to sing at 15 in cafés and on the streets of Paris and was soon…