Saturday, January 24, 2009
Edith Wharton (January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937) was an American novelist, short story writer, and designer.
Born Edith Newbold Jones, to a wealthy New York family often associated with the phrase Keeping up with the Joneses, Edith combined her insights into the privileged classes with her natural wit to write novels and short fiction which are notable for their humor and incisiveness.
Read Edith Wharton's classic novel Ethan Fromme, free from Project Gutenberg
Hear Edith Wharton's short story "The Diletante," an "audiobook" available free from Librivox