Edith Wharton was born in New York City on January 24, 1862. She began writing fiction as a result of a hard marriage, and her first piece was published in 1889. Her first book was an interior design reference, but she went on to write multiple novels and story collections after that. The Whartons separated in 1913, and Edith relocated to France permanently. Her blockbusters included The House of Mirth (1905) and Ethan Frome (1911).
The Custom of the Land, her famous satiric novel, was released in 1913. In 1921, she won the Pulitzer Prize for her work The Age of Innocence. In her later years, she was admired by a new generation of writers, including Sinclair Lewis and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald, Scott.
She wrote over 30 novels, including A Backward Look (1934), her autobiography. On August 11, 1937, she died in Paris.