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Edith Wharton
[Edith Newbold Jones Wharton, 1862-1937]

common photograph of Edith Wharton in 1905, at around age 43 years          short profile

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letters & non-fiction

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“The only way to judge an artist is by his works.”

“Inkstands and teacups are never so full as when one upsets them.”

“The only way not to think about money is to have a great deal of it.”

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

“If only we'd stop trying to be happy we'd have a pretty good time.”

— Edith Wharton


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first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for The Novel for "The Age of Innocence" [1920]

Edith Wharton Society [est. 1983]
Edith Wharton entry at Wikipedia
search books for Edith Wharton {100 results} at Amazon
browse books & Kindle {170 results} at the Edith Wharton Store at Amazon
Edith Wharton's credits [1902-36] at Internet Broadway Database
Edith Wharton credits [since 1918] at Internet Movie Database


Primary  Works

Library of America Edith Wharton novels  

Library of America Edith Wharton College Edition  

Edith Wharton: Novels [1986] Edited by R.W.B. Lewis
Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [5/86] for $26.40
includes "The House of Mirth" [1905], "The Reef" [1912], "The Custom of The Country" [1913] and "The Age of Innocence" [1920]
Edith Wharton: Novellas and Other Writings [1990] Edited by Cynthia Griffin Wolff
Library of America hardcover [4/90] for $29.25
includes "Madame de Treymes" [1907], "Ethan Frome" [1911], "Summer" [1917], "Old New York: Four Novellas" [1924], "The Mother's Recompense" [1925], and "A Backward Glance" [1934]
Edith Wharton: Collected Stories, 1891–1910 [2001] Edited by Maureen Howard
Library of America 8&5¼ hardcover [1/2001] for $25.55
includes "The Touchstone" [1900], "Sanctuary", "The Eyes" and 35 other stories
Edith Wharton: Collected Stories, 1911–1937 [2001] Edited by Maureen Howard
Library of America hardcover [2/2001] for $25.55
includes "Xingu" [1916], "The Marne", "A Bottle of Perrier", "All Souls", "Roman Fever" [1934] and 24 other stories
Edith Wharton: Selected Poems [2005] Edited by Louis Auchincloss
American Poets Project/LOA 7½x4¼ hardcover [10/2005] for $15.60
Wharton: Four Novels [1996] Edited by R.W.B. Lewis & Cynthia Griffin Wolff
Library of America College Editions 7¾x5 pb [10/96] for $13.95
includes "The House of Mirth" [1905], "Ethan Frome" [1911], "The Custom of The Country" [1913] and "The Age of Innocence" [1920]

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Edith Wharton Reader book edited by Louis Auchincloss  "The Edith Wharton Reader: A Selection of Her Finest Work" [1965]
Chosen & with an Introduction by Louis Auchincloss

Auchincloss's selections from Wharton's work are framed by excerpts from her autobiography
Collier Books 8x5½ pb [11/89] out of print/used
Charles Schribner's Sons 9x6½ hardcover [1965] out of print/used
The Stories of Edith Wharton collection edited by Anita Brookner  "The Collected Stories of Edith Wharton" [Simon & Schuster 1989]
Selected & Introduced by Anita Brookner

28 short stories, with Introduction & Afterword by editor Brookner
Carroll & Graf 9x6 pb [11/2002] for $25.00
Carroll & Graf 2nd edition 8½x5¾ pb [4/98] out of print/used
Carroll & Graf Publng 8&gfrac12x5¼ pb [5/91] out of print/used
Carroll & Graf Publng 9x6 hardcover [10/90] out of print/used
Carroll & Graf Publng 9½x6½ hardcover [3/90] out of print/used

Portable Edith Wharton book edited by Linda Wagner Martin  "The Portable Edith Wharton" [2003]
Edited by Linda Wagner Martin

Selections include a generous sampling of Wharton's short stories and non-fiction; letters; excerpts from the novels "The House of Mirth", "The Reef", and "The Age of Innocence"; and the complete text of the novella "Summer"
Penguin Classics 7¾x6½ pb [7/2003] out of print/many used
Edith Wharton Selected Shorts audiobook  "Selected Shorts: A Celebration of The Short Story - Edith Wharton" [2007]Recorded live at The Mount Estate & Gardens; Kathleen Chalfant reads "Mrs. Manstey's View", "Roman Fever" & "The Reckoning"; Maria Tucci reads "Xingu"
Symphony Space audio CD [4/2007] 2 disks for $18.40
Three Novels of New York omnibus book by Edith Wharton  "Three Novels of New York: The House of Mirth, The Custom of the Country, The Age of Innocence (150th Anniversary Edition)" [2012] by Edith Wharton,
Illustrated by Richard Gray, Introduction by Jonathan Franzen

Kindle Edition from Penguin Classics [3/2012] for $16.99
Penguin Classics 9¼x6 pb [2/2012] for $18.35
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BLUE CHECK: listed #40 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100  Novels (8/2014)  "The House of Mirth" [1905]
http://www.amazon.com/House-Mirth-Biographical-Introduction-ebook/dp/B000FC1CKA/
http://www.amazon.com/House-Penguin-English-Library-ebook/dp/B007FXIC2S/

"Madame de Treymes" [1907]

"Ethan Frome" [1911 novella]
http://www.amazon.com/Ethan-Frome-ebook/dp/B004TQVQRM/

"The Reef" [1912]
http://www.amazon.com/The-Reef-Biographical-Introduction-ebook/dp/B000FC25NS/

"The Custom of The Country" [1913]
http://www.amazon.com/Custom-Country-Bantam-Classics-ebook/dp/B000W9183C/

"Summer" [1917 novella]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summer_(novel)
http://www.amazon.com/Summer-ebook/dp/B000W918OQ/

"The Age of Innocence" [1920] won the Pulitzer Prize
http://www.amazon.com/The-Age-of-Innocence-ebook/dp/B000JMKNSS/
http://www.amazon.com/The-Innocence-Signet-Classics-ebook/dp/B002TZ3C04/
http://www.amazon.com/The-Innocence-Vintage-Classics-ebook/dp/B0031RS40C/

"Old New York: Four Novellas" [1924]
http://www.amazon.com/York-Enriched-Classics-Pocket-ebook/dp/B002XGIC4U/

"The Mother's Recompense" [1925]

"The Buccaneers" [posthumous 1993]
Wharton’s last novel was unfinished when she died in 1937; Wharton scholar Marion Mainwaring completed the book in 1993. The B.B.C. produced a
1995 miniseries adaptation and had the screenwriter come up with another ending. Announced 10/2012: Simon Curtis ("My Week With Marilyn")
is in talks to direct a feature adaptation thru B.B.C. Films and Ruby Films from a script by Heidi Thomas • not yet listed at IMDb
http://www.amazon.com/The-Buccaneers-ebook/dp/B001KPZ2MA/
"The Buccaneers" B.B.C. miniseries [1995] /tt0111902/


Other  Fiction  Works
http://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Stories-Edith-Wharton-ebook/dp/B002XQAAXQ/
http://www.amazon.com/Stories-Wharton-Review-Classics-ebook/dp/B004J4WNGC/
http://www.amazon.com/York-Enriched-Classics-Pocket-ebook/dp/B002XGIC4U/
http://www.amazon.com/Twilight-Sleep-ebook/dp/B006L97QEM/
http://www.amazon.com/The-Glimpses-Moon-ebook/dp/B0082RHM5Y/
http://www.amazon.com/Sanctuary-ebook/dp/B0084AR9AC/
http://www.amazon.com/Afterward-ebook/dp/B004GKLQDK/
http://www.amazon.com/The-Valley-of-Decision-ebook/dp/B0082YPQY6/
http://www.amazon.com/The-Touchstone-Art-Novella-ebook/dp/B000FC269Q/
http://www.amazon.com/The-Greater-Inclination-ebook/dp/B0084956H6/ [stories 1899]


Letters & Non-Fiction Works

The Writing of Fiction book by Edith Wharton  "The Writing of Fiction" [essays 1925] by Edith Wharton
Scribner 8½x5½ pb [10/97] for $7.79
Charles Scribner's Sons hardcover [1925] out of print/used

"A Backward Glance" [1934 autobiography]
http://www.amazon.com/Backward-Glance-Autobiography-Edith-Wharton/dp/0684847558/
http://www.amazon.com/A-Backward-Glance-ebook/dp/B001D202LG/

Edith Wharton Uncollected Critical Writings book edited by Frederick Wegener  "Edith Wharton: The Uncollected Critical Writings" [1996]
Edited by Frederick Wegener

Princeton Univ Press 9x6 pb [11/98] for $24.95
Princeton Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [12/96] for $7.95

http://www.amazon.com/My-Dear-Governess-Bahlmann-ebook/dp/B0083SO4B2/
http://www.amazon.com/French-Ways-Their-Meaning-ebook/dp/B005GLJJLO/
http://www.amazon.com/The-Decoration-Of-Houses-ebook/dp/B004R9PLWM/
http://www.amazon.com/In-Morocco-ebook/dp/B008493NL2/
http://www.amazon.com/Letters-Edith-Wharton-R-W-B-Lewis/dp/0020344007/


Movies,  Stageplays,  Other  Media

"Dramatic License: Edith Wharton On Stage & Screen"
poster for 'Dramatic License' multimedia presentation at The Mount   "Join Edith Wharton and a cast of famous stars
on a journey thru the perils of adaptation"

A multimedia presentation being offered at
The Mount (included with paid admission)
official webpage

watch trailer [0:48] at Vimeo
click here for larger view of poster {in new window}

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Edith Wharton's credits [1902-36] at Internet Broadway Database

"The Shadow of A Doubt: A Three-Act Play" [unproduced 1901, ms discovered 2016]
5/2017 article in The New Yorker: 'A Lost Edith Wharton Play Emerges From Scholarly Sleuthing'

Edith Wharton credits [since 1918] at Internet Movie Database
browse DVDs of Edith Wharton works at Amazon



Kindle  Editions
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Works of Edith Wharton (31 Books) in Kindle format from H&H Books  "Works of Edith Wharton (31 Books)" for Kindle [2009]
Kindle Edition from H&H Books [10/2009] for 99¢ {sic}
contains 31 books of fiction, non-fiction & poetry by Edith Wharton (with active table of contents): "Afterward", "The Age of Innocence", "Artemis To Actaeon and Other Verses", "Autres Temps...", "Bunner Sisters", "The Choice", "Coming Home", "Crucial Instances", "The Custom of The Country", "The Descent of Man & Other Stories", "The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton (2 volumes)", "Ethan Frome", "Fighting France", "The Fruit of The Tree", "The Glimpses of The Moon", "The Greater Inclina-tion", "The Hermit and The Wild Woman", "The House of Mirth", "In Morocco", "Kerfol", "The Long Run", "Madame de Treymes", "The Reef", "Sanctuary", "Summer", "Tales of Men and Ghosts", "The Touchstone", "The Triumph of Night", "The Valley of Decision", and "Xingu"
Collected Short Stories of Edith Wharton in Kindle format from Digireads  "The Collected Short Stories of Edith Wharton" for Kindle [61 stories 2011]
Kindle Edition from Digireads [10/2011] for $7.19
Digireads 9x6 pb [10/2011] for $24.99
contains 61 short stories: Early Uncollected Stories (5 stories 1891-96), "The Greater Inclination" [8 stories 1899], Early Uncollected Stories (3 stories 1900), "Crucial Instances" [7 stories 1901], "The Descent of Man" [9 stories 1904], Uncollected Stories (4 stories 1904-08), "The Hermit and The Wild Woman and Other Stories" [7 stories 1908], "Tales of Men and Ghosts" [10 stories 1910]), "Xingu" [7 stories 1916], and uncollected "Writing A War Story" (1919)



Works  About  Edith  Wharton

Edith Wharton Woman In Her Time biography by Louis Auchincloss  
"Edith Wharton: A Woman In Her Time" [1971]
by Louis Auchincloss

Viking Press hardcover [1971] out of print/used
Edith Wharton biography by R.W.B. Lewis  "Edith Wharton: A Biography" [1975]
by R.W.B. Lewis
- won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography
Fromm Intl 9¼x6¼ pb [10/93] out of print/many used
HarperCollins 9½x6¼ hardcover [8/75] out of print/many used
Edith Wharton's Prisoners of Shame book by Lev Raphael  "Edith Wharton's Prisoners of Shame: A New Perspective On Her Neglected Fiction" [1990] by Lev Raphael
Examines Wharton's work 'from a fresh angle', that of the affect theory of Dr. Silvan Tomkins
Palgrave Macmillan 9¼x6 hardcover [10/91] out of print/used
Edith Wharton biography by Katherine Joslin  "Women Writers: Edith Wharton" [1991] by Katherine Joslin
Palgrave Macmillan pb [1/94] for $51.00
Palgrave Macmillan 7¼x4&34 pb [5/91] out of print/used
Palgrave Macmillan hardcover [7/91] out of print/used
Style's The Man: Reflections book by Louis Auchincloss  "The Style's The Man: Reflections On Proust, Fitzgerald, Wharton, Vidal, and Others" [1994] by Louis Auchincloss
Charles Scribner's Sons 8½x5¾ hardcover [9/94] out of print/many, many used
Charles Scribner's Sons hardcover [9/94] out of print/used
18 insightful essays on literary style; topics/subjects include: Ivy Compton-Burnett, William Congreve, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Gaddis, Henry James, Walter Horatio Pater, Marcel Proust, Samuel Richardson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Gore Vidal, Edith Wharton, Oscar Wilde, Tennessee Williams, Marguerite Yourcenar, and others

The Gilded Age, Edith Wharton and Her Contemporaries book by Eleanor Dwight  "The Gilded Age: Edith Wharton and Her Contemporaries" [1996]
by Eleanor Dwight

excerpts of Edith Wharton, Henry James, Mark Twain & others; paintings by John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, Maurice Brazil Prendergast & others; tales of fascinating personalities such as J.P. Morgan, Isabella Stewart Gardner, and Mrs. Caroline Schermerhorn Astor
Universe 7½x7½ hardcover [4/96] out of print/used

Edith Wharton Murders mystery novel by Lev Raphael  "The Edith Wharton Murders: A Nick Hoffman Mystery" [1997]
by Lev Raphael

Two intensely rival Wharton societies meet for a joint conference on campus in Michigan; the harried conference organizer is desperate for tenure, and the pressure escalates when an attendee is murdered.
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [6/2011] for $5.99
Stonewall Inn Mysteries 8¼x5½ pb [12/98] out of print/many used
St. Martin's Press 8½x5½ hardcover [9/97] out of print/many used
Edith Wharton biography by Eleanor Dwight  
"Edith Wharton: An Extraordinary Life - An Illustrated Biography" [1994]
by Eleanor Dwight

Harry N. Abrams 10x6¾ pb [9/99] out of print/many used
Harry N. Abrams hardcover [1994] out of print/used
Edith Wharton biography by Hermione Lee  "Edith Wharton" biography [2007] by Hermione Lee
Kindle Edition from Vintage [12/2008] for $18.99
Vintage 8x5¼ pb [4/2008] for $19.77
Vintage 7¾x5 pb [2/2008] out of print/used
Knopf 9½x6½ deckle-edge hardcover [4/2007] out of print/many, many used
Brave Escape of Edith Wharton biography by Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge  "The Brave Escape of Edith Wharton: A Biography" [ages 12 & up; 2010]
by Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge

Clarion Books 9¼x7 hardcover [8/2010] for $15.60
Age of Desire novel by Jennie Fields  "The Age of Desire: A Novel" [2012] by Jennie Fields
A fictional version of Wharton's life, albeit using many excerpts from her letters and fiction; the angle here is that Wharton's marriage was unhappy and she had a longtime liaison with a dashing young journalist, to the disapproval of her former governess, now her private secretary.
Kindle Edition from Viking Adult [8/2012] for $14.99
Pamela Dorman Books 9x6¼ hardcover [8/2012] for $11.97



Family & Friends
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The Mount, Wharton's house and gardens which she designed and built in Lenox, Massachusetts



L i n k s
Edith Wharton Society [est. 1983]
Edith Wharton entry at Wikipedia
search books for Edith Wharton {100 results} at Amazon
browse books & Kindle {170 results} at the Edith Wharton Store at Amazon
Edith Wharton's credits [1902-36] at Internet Broadway Database
Edith Wharton credits [since 1918] at Internet Movie Database
browse DVDs of Edith Wharton works at Amazon

http://public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/wharton/wchron.htm



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