Inside Edith Wharton’s Paris

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Inside Edith Wharton’s Paris
American writer Edith Wharton loved Paris and moved there permanently in 1907 to create something of a new life for herself after her marriage began to deteriorate. Of these years, she wrote, “My years of Paris life were spent entirely in the rue de Varenne – rich years, crowded and happy years.” Wharton’s mark on Paris and her literary legacy lives on long after her death in 1937 (she passed away in Pavillon Colombe, Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt). Wharton’s indelible mark on literature left us with works like The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence, and she even won a Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for the latter in 1921. She was the first woman ever to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Beatriz Rivera (@entrelibrosycuriosidades)

Lead photo credit : Photographic portrait of Edith Wharton/ Unknown - Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University/ Public Domain

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Anne McCarthy is a contributing writer to BBC News, Teen Vogue, The Telegraph, Dance Magazine, and more. She has a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Westminster and is the Editor in Chief of Fat Tire Tours’ travel blog. She lives in New York City.


  • Colleen O Hare
    2023-10-24 08:12:21
    Colleen O Hare
    I enjoyed learning so much more about one of my literary heroes.


  • Katie Haig
    2023-05-13 08:03:40
    Katie Haig
    The article about Edith Wharton was so interesting to me! She was an original independent woman, who risked all to live life her way. Tres bien, Edith!!