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Edith Wharton at 150


Edith (Newbold Jones) Wharton, 1862, Digital ID 102809, New York Public LibraryEdith Wharton is 150 years old on January 24, 2012, still alive in her consistently popular novels. She lived at 7 Washington Square North in Greenwich Village, as well as other locations in New York City.

Celebrate her birthday by reading (or re-reading) one of her novels and taking a stroll around the Square!

Here are two short samples from her novels:

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

— The House of Mirth (1905)

An unalterable and unquestioned law of the musical world required that the German text of French operas sung by Swedish artists should be translated into Italian for the clearer understanding of English-speaking audiences.

— The Age of Innocence (1920)


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