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Edith Wharton

(1862 - 1937)

Edith Wharton, a prolific American novelist and short story writer, was born in New York City. Her keen observations of society, particularly the Gilded Age elite, are reflected in her works, earning her a Pulitzer Prize for "The Age of Innocence." Wharton's writing delves into themes of class, gender, and the constraints of societal norms. She was also a prominent figure in the literary scene, known for her sharp wit and intellect. Beyond her literary pursuits, Wharton was actively engaged in humanitarian efforts during World War I, displaying her commitment to social justice. Her legacy endures through her timeless literature, which continues to captivate readers around the world.

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