from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Wharton, Edith Newbold Jones 1862-1937. American writer whose works include subtle satires on New York society, such as The House of Mirth (1905), and the short, tragic novel Ethan Frome (1911). She won a Pulitzer Prize in 1921 for The Age of Innocence.

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  • proper n. Any of several places in England.
  • proper n. An English habitational surname derived from any of the placenames.

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  • n. United States novelist (1862-1937)


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  • My mom grew up in Wharton, and we'd drive out there to visit my grandmother, and the two of them would go off (I was too young to brave the woods back then) and come home with their hands looking like they were covered in thousands of paper cuts (a price worth paying, I think), with baskets and baskets of dewberries.

    Dewberry cobbler is your reward | Homesick Texan

  • Before enrolling in Wharton's San Francisco E.M.B.A. program, Brian Thompson, 36, worked in technology for 15 years, including consulting jobs and doing projects for the Gap and Body Shop.

    Going Solo

  • Vanessa Kearns Photography Brian Thompson with lithium batteries from the company he founded while in Wharton's E.M.B.A. program The Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles, developed an entrepreneurial curriculum and certificate program for its executive M.B.A. students in 2009.

    Going Solo

  • Hermione Lee's biography of Edith Wharton is published by Vintage.

    The Empty Family by Colm Tóibín – Review

  • Really the best she can do with Wharton is to celebrate her prodigious output (more prodigious than Hemingway's or Fitzgerald's) and her avoidance of "booze-fueled antics," and in discussing Wharton's great book The House of Mirth she can give us only this lame account:

    Experimental Fiction

  • If anything, Wharton is following a centuries-old formula, substituting different circumstances and modern characters.


  • Edith Wharton is one of my favorite American writers, I enjoyed all of her novels – and her ghost stories too.

    Lemon Cake (Novel Food: Winter 2007 Edition) « Baking History

  • Edith Wharton is a great writer, and your recipe looks wonderful.

    Lemon Cake (Novel Food: Winter 2007 Edition) « Baking History

  • On November 19, 2006, someone at a computer in Wharton, New Jersey, put a high-quality copy of a newly released holiday family film, recorded directly from the film reels, onto eDonkey, a person-to-person file-sharing network.

    The Movie Pirates

  • Aloha by Ken Wharton is the best science fiction story I've read for years.

    Recommended reading


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