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Transcript: Wharton's main theme in her writing was the conflict between society and one's individual self. The climax of the story usually came near the end, creating a long anticipated build up and a quick finish. Birth of Writing Career She began publishing a volume of short stories at around this time title The Touchstone. The novels, The Valley of Decision and Sanctuary were published in 1902 and 1903. Her next novel was also a well-known novel called The House of Mirth which was published in 1905 In 1907, Wharton moved permanently back to France and divorced her husband in 1912 because of his mental problems. Ethan Frome, which is well-known as her best work, was published in 1911. Quick Facts Edith Wharton War-Time Stories By Ife Babatunde Putilzer Prize for The Age of Innocence Putilzer Prize The Old Maid play rendition Legion of Honor for World War I services First woman to earn an honorary degree from Yale Unviersity “Keeping Up with the Joneses” is said to be a famous phrase about Edith Wharton’s wealthy family. The idiom means to strive to match one's neighbors in spending and social standing. Born as Edith Newbold Jones on January 24, 1862 in New York, New York, her prominent lifestyle led to many of her best works. Wharton stayed in Paris during World War I doing relief work that won her a Cross of the Legion of Honor. In the novel, Fighting France, published in 1915, she describes her experience during the war. The most well-known of her war stories, Xingu and Other Stories, was published in 1916. Other novels published were The Marne (1918), and A Son at the Front (1923). During this time she also published The Age of Innocence (1920) which won her a Pulitzer Prize. Themes in Her Literature Wharton was working on a novel, The Buccaneers, at the time of her death. The unfinished novel was published in 1938, and a version completed by author Marion Mainwaring was published in 1993. Wharton had many influential ancestors, including Ebenezer Stevens who participated in the Boston Tea Party. Written over 50 pieces of literature Accomplishments 1.Blackall, Jean Franz. "The Sledding Accident in Ethan Frome." Studies in Short Fiction 21.2 (Spring 1984): 145-146. Rpt. in Children's Literature Review. Ed. Tom Burns. Vol. 136. Detroit: Gale, 2008. Literature Resource Center. Web. 3 Mar. 2013. 2.Bloom, Harold. Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence: Bloom Notes. 1st edition. 1. Broomall: Chelsea House Publishers, 1999. 11-13. Print. 3.Howe, Irving. Edith Wharton. EngleWoods Cliff: Prentice-Hall Inc., 1962. 1-89. Print. 4.Moss, Joyce, and George Wilson. Literature and Its Times. 5th edition. 2. Detroit, New York, Toronto, London: Library of Congress, 1999. 125-129. Print. 5.Reuben, Paul P. "Chapter 7: Edith Wharton." PAL: Perspectives in American Literature- A Research and Reference Guide. http://www.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/chap7/wharton.html). 6.Shuman, R. Baird. Great American Writers: Twentieth Century. 12. New York: Marshall Cavendish Corporation, 2002. 1611-1628. Print. 7."Wharton, Edith 1862-1937." American Decades. 2001. Encyclopedia.com. 4 Mar. 2013<http://www.encyclopedia.com>. Early Life Born in to a well-known and wealthy family, she was educated in her home and was an enthusiastic reader. While learning in private, she began writing poetry which was published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1880. She wedded Edward Wharton, a rich Boston banker, at 23 years old. Wharton began to pursue her career in writing after being bored with her social life, and troubled about her husband’s ill mental and physical health. Her family was full of disapproval of the idea. In 1899, she moved to Lenox, Massachusetts and found many literary associates.

Edith Wharton Presentation

Transcript: Analytic Philosophy - Gottlob Frege, G. E. Moore, and Bertrand Russell Transcendentalism - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, Margaret Fuller, and Amos Bronson Alcott Famous Works born as Edith Newbold Jones in New York City on January 24, 1862 well-known and wealthy family published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1880 anonymously moved to Lenox, Massachusetts and published The Valley of Decision and Sanctuary in 1902 and 1903, The House of Mirth published in 1905 wedded Edward Wharton, a rich Boston banker, at 23 years old. affair with Morton Fullerton in 1908 divorced her husband in 1912 because of his mental problems stayed in Paris during World War I doing relief work - Fighting France, published in 1915 and Xingu and Other Stories published The Age of Innocence (1920) which won her a Pulitzer Prize. Edith Wharton dies at Pavillon Colombe, France in 1937 Citations Edith Wharton Three Major Events Pulitzer Prize for The Age of Innocence Putilzer Prize for The Old Maid play rendition Legion of Honor for World War I services First woman to earn an honorary degree from Yale Unviersity Artistic Movements Realism - Courbet Impressionism - Monet Post-Impressionism - Van Gogh Fauvism and Expressionism - Matisse Novels The Touchstone, 1900 The Valley of Decision, 1902 Sanctuary, 1903 The House of Mirth, 1905 Madame de Treymes, 1907 The Fruit of the Tree, 1907 Ethan Frome, 1911 The Reef, 1912 The Custom of the Country, 1913 Summer, 1917 The Marne, 1918 The Age of Innocence, 1920 (Pulitzer Prize winner) The Glimpses of the Moon, 1922 A Son at the Front, 1923 Old New York, 1924 The Spark (The 'Sixties), 1924 The Mother's Recompense, 1925 Twilight Sleep, 1927 The Children, 1928 Hudson River Bracketed, 1929 The Gods Arrive, 1932 The Buccaneers, 1938 Fast and Loose, 1938 (first novel, written in 1876–1877) Wharton was working on a novel, The Buccaneers, at the time of her death. The unfinished novel was published in 1938, and a version completed by author Marion Mainwaring was published in 1993 Wharton had many influential ancestors, including Ebenezer Stevens who participated in the Boston Tea Party. The idiom, "Keeping up with the Joneses" is said to have originated from Wharton's family means to strive to match one's neighbors in spending and social standing •The House of Mirth, 1905 •Ethan Frome, 1911 •The Age of Innocence, 1920 (Pulitzer Prize winner) •The Buccaneers, 1938 1.Blackall, Jean Franz. "The Sledding Accident in Ethan Frome." Studies in Short Fiction 21.2 (Spring 1984): 145-146. Rpt. in Children's Literature Review. Ed. Tom Burns. Vol. 136. Detroit: Gale, 2008. Literature Resource Center. Web. 3 Mar. 2013. 2.Bloom, Harold. Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence: Bloom Notes. 1st edition. 1. Broomall: Chelsea House Publishers, 1999. 11-13. Print. 3."Edith Wharton." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2013. Web. 04 Mar. 2013. <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/641481/Edith-Wharton>. 4.Howe, Irving. Edith Wharton. EngleWoods Cliff: Prentice-Hall Inc., 1962. 1-89. Print. 5.Moss, Joyce, and George Wilson. Literature and Its Times. 5th edition. 2. Detroit, New York, Toronto, London: Library of Congress, 1999. 125-129. Print. 6.Reuben, Paul P. "Chapter 7: Edith Wharton." PAL: Perspectives in American Literature- A Research and Reference Guide. http://www.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/chap7/wharton.html). 7.Shuman, R. Baird. Great American Writers: Twentieth Century. 12. New York: Marshall Cavendish Corporation, 2002. 1611-1628. Print. 8."Wharton, Edith 1862-1937." American Decades. 2001. Encyclopedia.com. 4 Mar. 2013<http://www.encyclopedia.com>. 9."Wharton, Edith." Compton's by Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online School Edition. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2013. Web. 4 Mar. 2013.<http://school.eb.com/all/comptons/article-9277719>. 10."Wharton, Edith." Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion. Ed. Jessica Bomarito and Jeffrey W. Hunter. Vol. 6: 20th Century, Authors (H-Z). Detroit: Gale, 2005. 495. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 5 Mar. 2013. Philosophical Movements Edith Wharton Trivia: Writing Style By Ife Babatunde 1. February 3, 1870: The Fifteenth Amendment 2. March 11 – March 14, 1888: The Great Blizzard of 1888 3. July 28, 1914 - November 11, 1918: World War I theme = conflict between society and one's individual self climax of the story usually occured near the end, creating a long, anticipated build up and a quick finish

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