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Wharton, Edith

Syllabification: Whar·ton, Edith
Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)wôrtn
 
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Definition of Wharton, Edith in English:

( 1862–1937), US novelist and short-story writer, resident of France from 1907; full name Edith Newbold Wharton. Her novels are concerned with the conflict between social and individual fulfillment. They include Ethan Frome (1911) and The Age of Innocence (1920), which won a Pulitzer Prize.

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