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Comprehensive information about Edith Wharton including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Edith Wharton (/ ' i d ' w r t n / ; born Edith Newbold Jones, January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937) was a Pulitzer Prize -winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in years 1927, 1928 and 1930. This educational Edith Wharton resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left When people ask for time, it's always for time to say no. Yes has one more letter in it, but it doesn't take half as long to say. Quote Right
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Quote Left After all, one knows one's weak points so well, that it's rather bewildering to have the critics overlook them and invent others. Quote Right
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Quote Left I have never known a novel that was good enough to be good in spite of its being adapted to the author's political views. Quote Right
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Quote Left An unalterable and unquestioned law of the musical world required that the German text of French operas sung by Sweedish artists should be translated into Italian for the clearer understanding of English-speaking audiences. Quote Right
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Quote Left I wonder, among all the tangles of this mortal coil, which one contains tighter knots to undo, & consequently suggests more tugging, & pain, &... Quote Right
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