Edith Wharton (1862 – 1937) was an acclaimed American author. Known for her keen observations of the upper-class society of her time, Wharton’s writing delves into themes of societal constraints, human desires, and the complexities of human relationships. She was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, for her novel The Age of Innocence.
Books by Edith Wharton
Interviews where books by Edith Wharton were recommended
The story of America is not one of a manageable unified nation, says novelist and critic David Hering. It may, however, be the story of America’s dream — which is why many of the best American novels have a distinctly dreamlike quality. He picks out five of the best American novels of the 20th century, from 1905 through to 1987.
The author of Bright Lights, Big City, Jay McInerney, tells us what changed after 9/11 and which books best capture the ambition, romance and creativity of New York. He chooses his list of “essential New York novels”
Many of us fantasize about suddenly coming into a great fortune, but literature has often explored the dissatisfaction and moral corruption of the very wealthy. Here, the novelist and broadcaster Andrew Hunter Murray selects five brilliant novels about rich people and reflects on why you probably don’t want to be a billionaire.