HomeGroupsTalkMoreZeitgeist
Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
48,829 (63,841)1,299250 (3.86)3540
The Age of Innocence 12,041 copies, 269 reviews
The House of Mirth 8,584 copies, 184 reviews
Ethan Frome 8,410 copies, 187 reviews
The Custom of the Country 2,027 copies, 54 reviews
Summer 1,858 copies, 60 reviews
The Buccaneers 1,170 copies, 21 reviews
The Glimpses of the Moon 870 copies, 23 reviews
The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton 773 copies, 22 reviews
The Reef 727 copies, 10 reviews
Old New York 587 copies, 12 reviews
Roman Fever and Other Stories 514 copies, 14 reviews
The Children 423 copies, 9 reviews
Twilight Sleep 333 copies, 8 reviews
Madame de Treymes 329 copies, 3 reviews
The Mother's Recompense 289 copies, 5 reviews
The Decoration of Houses 284 copies, 6 reviews
The Touchstone 268 copies, 10 reviews
Bunner Sisters 253 copies, 20 reviews
Ethan Frome / Summer 250 copies, 7 reviews
In Morocco 207 copies, 5 reviews
Hudson River Bracketed 197 copies, 2 reviews
Short Stories 194 copies, 3 reviews
The Fruit of the Tree 155 copies, 3 reviews
The Writing of Fiction 140 copies, 6 reviews
Sanctuary 133 copies, 2 reviews
A son at the front 116 copies, 4 reviews
The Gods Arrive 110 copies, 2 reviews
The Reckoning 107 copies, 4 reviews
Souls Belated 105 copies, 3 reviews
Xingu 87 copies, 15 reviews
A motor-flight through France 78 copies, 1 review
French Ways and Their Meaning 71 copies, 1 review
Tales of Men and Ghosts 71 copies, 2 reviews
Afterward 68 copies
The Valley of Decision 62 copies, 1 review
Italian Backgrounds 61 copies, 1 review
The Edith Wharton omnibus 59 copies, 3 reviews
The Stories of Edith Wharton 59 copies, 1 review
Edith Wharton: Selected Poems 56 copies, 2 reviews
The Letters [short story] 39 copies, 2 reviews
The Greater Inclination 38 copies, 1 review
The Hermit and the Wild Woman 32 copies, 2 reviews
The Vice of Reading 30 copies, 1 review
New Year's Day 29 copies, 1 review
The Marne 28 copies, 1 review
The Eyes 23 copies, 3 reviews
The Works of Edith Wharton 22 copies, 1 review
Xingu and Other Stories 17 copies, 2 reviews
The World Over 16 copies
The Other Two 15 copies, 1 review
Here and Beyond 14 copies
Kerfol 14 copies
Selected Poems of Edith Wharton 14 copies, 2 reviews
Certain People 13 copies
The Triumph Of Night 1916 13 copies, 1 review
Ghosts 11 copies, 1 review
Human Nature 10 copies
Coming Home 10 copies
The Choice 9 copies
The Old Maid [1939 film] (Author) 9 copies
The Long Run 9 copies, 1 review
Her Son 8 copies
The House Of The Dead Hand 6 copies, 4 reviews
Autres Temps 5 copies
Mr. Jones 5 copies, 1 review
A Coward 3 copies
Estate 3 copies
La sombra de la duda 2 copies, 1 review
Parson's Pleasure / The Other Two (Contributor) 2 copies
A Journey 2 copies, 1 review
Der Unfall 1 copy
Pelikan 1 copy
The Age of Innonce 1 copy, 1 review
Cuentos 1 copy
A book of quotations 1 copy, 1 review
50 Great Short Stories (Contributor) 1,012 copies, 8 reviews
Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories (Contributor) 969 copies, 15 reviews
The Crack-Up (Contributor) 830 copies, 7 reviews
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (Contributor) 653 copies, 2 reviews
The Dark Descent (Contributor) 586 copies, 12 reviews
The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories (Contributor) 491 copies, 7 reviews
The Book of Fantasy (Contributor) 481 copies, 10 reviews
Black Water: The Book of Fantastic Literature (Contributor) 441 copies, 8 reviews
Great American Short Stories (Contributor) 412 copies, 2 reviews
American Gothic Tales (Contributor) 387 copies, 5 reviews
Great Short Stories by American Women (Contributor) 369 copies, 5 reviews
Fifty Great American Short Stories (Contributor) 367 copies, 3 reviews
Women and Fiction: Short Stories By and About Women (Contributor) 337 copies, 6 reviews
Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (Contributor) 263 copies, 3 reviews
A Treasury of Short Stories (Contributor) 259 copies
Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories (Contributor) 252 copies, 15 reviews
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (Contributor) 246 copies, 4 reviews
Maiden Voyages: Writings of Women Travelers (Contributor) 179 copies, 1 review
Love Letters (Contributor) 162 copies, 1 review
Stories to Remember {complete} (Contributor) 162 copies
Sixteen Short Novels (Contributor) 153 copies
Vampires, Wine, and Roses (Contributor) 132 copies, 2 reviews
The Virago Book of Ghost Stories (Contributor) 121 copies, 2 reviews
New York Stories (Everyman's Pocket Classics) (Contributor, some editions) 119 copies, 5 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories (Contributor) 118 copies, 4 reviews
The Age of Innocence [1993 film] (Original book) 117 copies, 2 reviews
The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories (Contributor) 108 copies
The Big Book of Classic Fantasy (Contributor) 107 copies, 3 reviews
Stories to Remember, Volume II (Contributor) 105 copies, 1 review
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (Contributor) 102 copies
The Persephone Book of Short Stories (Contributor) 88 copies, 2 reviews
American Fantastic Tales (Contributor) 86 copies, 2 reviews
The American Fantasy Tradition (Contributor) 86 copies, 2 reviews
The Scribner Treasury: 22 Classic Tales (Contributor) 82 copies, 1 review
American Short Stories (Contributor, some editions) 75 copies
The Penguin Book of Erotic Stories by Women (Contributor) 71 copies, 1 review
Chilling Horror Short Stories (Contributor) 66 copies
Nightshade: 20th Century Ghost Stories (Contributor) 62 copies, 2 reviews
The Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories (Contributor) 62 copies, 1 review
Children of the Night (Author) 61 copies
A Fabulous Formless Darkness (Contributor) 57 copies
The Uncanny Reader: Stories from the Shadows (Contributor) 57 copies, 1 review
Love Stories (Contributor) 53 copies
The Second Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (Contributor) 52 copies, 1 review
Infinite Riches (Contributor) 50 copies
65 Great Tales of the Supernatural (Contributor) 49 copies, 4 reviews
The Secret Self 2: Short Stories by Women (Contributor) 49 copies, 1 review
Reading for Pleasure (Contributor) 46 copies
The Norton Book Of Ghost Stories (Contributor) 45 copies, 1 review
The Experience of the American Woman (Contributor) 45 copies
The Mists from Beyond (Contributor) 45 copies
Manhattan Noir 2: The Classics (Contributor) 43 copies, 4 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories 2 (Contributor) 42 copies
The Ultimate Halloween (Contributor) 42 copies, 1 review
The House of Mirth [2000 film] (Original novel) 35 copies, 2 reviews
Midnight Specials (Contributor) 31 copies
XII Twelve Short Novels (Contributor) 29 copies
Mothers and Daughters: An Anthology (Contributor) 28 copies, 1 review
The Haunted Library: Classic Ghost Stories (Contributor) 28 copies, 2 reviews
Stories for the Dead of Night (Contributor) 27 copies
Eight Short Novels (Contributor) 22 copies
The Buccaneers [1995 TV mini series] (Original book) 18 copies
Femmes de Siècle (Contributor) 17 copies
Enter At Your Own Risk: Fires and Phantoms (Contributor) 16 copies, 5 reviews
The Fireside Book of Ghost Stories (Contributor) 15 copies
Ethan Frome [1993 film] (Original novel; Author, some editions) 13 copies
Medusa's Daughters (Contributor) 13 copies
Back from the Dead (Contributor) 12 copies
Master of the MacAbre (Contributor) 12 copies
Tales of the Undead: Vampires and Visitants (Contributor, some editions) 6 copies, 1 review
Representative American Short Stories (Contributor) 5 copies, 1 review
The Joy of Living (Translator, some editions) 5 copies
Classic Women's Literature (Contributor) 5 copies
The Sleeping and the Dead (Contributor) 5 copies
Best of Women's Short Stories, Volume I (Contributor) 4 copies, 1 review
The Anthology of Love and Romance (Contributor) 4 copies
Best of Women's Short Stories, Volume 3 (Contributor) 4 copies, 2 reviews
Wigilia Pełna Duchów (Contributor) 3 copies
Bukcase I 2 copies
The Age of Innocence [1934 film] (Original book) 2 copies
Contos Dramáticos (Author) 1 copy

Top members (works)

Member favorites

Members: jlshall, Pharmacdon, gtross, evertonian, krolik, private member, kitzyl, Goldikova, dkarenart, jigarpatel, jwhenderson, aprille, sprainedbrain, therebelprince, StephLaymon, AndreaRu, millefleurs, private member, doolittle, InfiniteText (show 334 more), Rebeki, hillaryrose7, doryfish, ryaSilvia, DCloyceSmith, missizicks, WSMaugham, Heaven-Ali, JuliaLaflin, Smiler69, Laura1124, LTietz, grosssl, plt, Tazoh, sky34, senbei, Carole888, katkat50, AmourFou, universe., sansmerci, kara.shamy, NanaCC, mrsfiskeandco, AlkaF, private member, Calanthe, flajol, Courtney_Marquez, private member, shinyone, LMoquet, CityChelle, Dani.Koltrast, literary.jess, RichardEwart, Limelite, private member, HolmesGirl221b, karenwm, kellkellkelly, Diane-bpcb, ChoneyCho, ddanny, mysterious_scent, CecileB, bolero, smcwl, susanmwiggs, samth, SaraBat86, noveltea, thelittlematchgirl, AnneDC, ominogue, erin.m.andersen, rla1965, nicole_a_davis, Kirkland47, Canadian_Down_Under, Donna828, wh, souloftherose, sfriedman, 1Owlette, FutureMrsJoshGroban, morieel, saule1508, changjl, NancyKay_Shapiro, jeffome, Cassie629, BetteBright, private member, Kasthu, jolibrarian, Spyglass, immaculatechaos, amm245, ErinWolverton, Library-Angelique, brendanmoody, SuzyK222, private member, cleopatramwi, edithmarechalmurphy, asallan, private member, moonmau, ammyharrison, fannyprice, mattwitz, TineOliver, bibliothequaire, katiemullen, errata, bookwoman247, denisedag, karenwall, jandarlene, gu08, lareinak, misssusan, elfchin, beatlemoon, schmal06, Iynrew, Charging_Rhino, private member, liao, gwyneira, Nickelini, ricefun, sbnicar, jessicamhill, leah2974, misshoneychurch, euphorb, sixwoolsocks, 13library, sibylline, Danah, corinneblackmer, cowleyeleanor, susanbooks, kucher, Liz_Toronto, private member, gbill, ClockworkHeart, laura1814, Ms_Inkslinger, Ksana84, andystardust, nicona, AndreasBibliothek, LauraBrook, CordellBank, susacleve, runaway84, kchgator, fig2, Sakerfalcon, mmbolon, LaurelMildred, cmcarpenter, lauralkeet, mashley, meggie77, JennaMF, roby72, commasplice, odkins, AlisonHT, gharader, bohemima, Leseratte2, saratoga99, Tipsy, klayr, tuppy_glossop, hhightop, ab122, ElizabethPotter, hybernianhomme, vickiz, eronn, Billion, gardenoftrust, julia_flyte, isherwood, RobinDawson, katiekathleen, halee1218, mlkasputis, ladywithabook, lambertd, BiblioBabe, thatguyzero, glittery_skies, craftyfox, DrearyWodge, bevyjean, ysar, sherman.clarke, kmlee59, marcellemarcelle, zolasdisciple, angstrat, Sararush, LoreleiMuriel, upstairsgirl, skullstuffing, erinalbion, kalypso219, Brasidas, Lulubel, MaryKay1822, kylekatz, Cherry, margherita71, damselfly, bluebyrd, Branwell211, jlelliott, gothiclibrarian76, private member, meganreads, BuffyAnne, private member, lindseysomeone, dawnlovesbooks, phlegmmy, SuzieHouston, Yolanda33, englishrose60, AllisonBenkwitt, clee67, italiana, Gwendolen_North, smiling28, GracieJayne, hemlokgang, blueflamingo, gatabella, AliceDOgone, private member, LitLinx, marlaa, elsebeok, imnotsatan, bhowell, Marensr, FannyH, legxleg, BeyondEdenRock, wookiebender, rjirka, DFED, 4sarad, paulacs, liz545, Cariola, cp2, GigiD, SandSing7, bluetruedream, shakenbake212, private member, Nessima, bethist, pdworkin, hjb, Doulton, stitchqueen, CelesteM, nickbradshaw, bpym, private member, callyperry, private member, kjirstiben, rmjp518, marise, GraceMc, lindseynichols, mebarnes, JanWillemNoldus, pengrafyx, jennjack, berthirsch, LizzieG, MissBrooke, Kplatypus, wabristow, suge, demuzeblog, cathyskye, kbroenkow, slywy, MeijiBlack, SugarCake, april1999d, MurphyTowers, CharlesFerdinand, shawnamuffin, shorsley03, maria.owen, andrealibrarian, afinpassing, private member, lucymaude, miss_read, Ambergold, mcalister, bleuroses, private member, jillm, jpackham, HeathMochaFrost, SharonGoforth, BellesLettres, rbhardy3rd, lmksweeney, sidnobls, private member, finebalance, entropica, Katyakoshka, KathyWoodall, PandorasRequiem, aluvalibri, sibyllacumaea, riahopkinson, the_red_shoes, seriously, knittingfreak, anshaw, lithoglyphic, monkeyandcrow, webgeekstress, almigwin, mattypsaidso, Chamomile, SeiShonagon, davidabrams, osunale, europhile, randoymwords, clamairy, suzecate, jmeisen, littlebookworm

Add to favorites
1001 (263) 1001 books (272) 19th century (413) 20th century (938) America (228) American (1,141) American fiction (268) American literature (1,907) anthology (1,484) classic (1,534) classic literature (235) classics (1,711) ebook (323) Edith Wharton (444) fantasy (270) fiction (7,978) ghost stories (316) ghosts (251) historical fiction (240) horror (775) Kindle (366) Library of America (317) literature (1,511) marriage (217) New England (241) New York (742) New York City (281) non-fiction (259) novel (1,066) own (310) read (568) romance (364) short stories (2,339) society (210) to-read (2,548) travel (212) unread (436) USA (320) Virago (205) women (333)

Edith Wharton has 40 past events. (show)

You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Gender
Nationality
Country (for map)
Birthplace
Place of death
Cause of death
Places of residence
Education
Occupations
Relationships
Organizations
Awards and honors
Agents
Short biography
Edith Wharton was born Edith Newbold Jones to a wealthy New York family. She spent her early childhood in Europe, where she developed a gift for languages and a deep appreciation for art, architecture and literature.

She was educated by governesses and by her own reading, and began writing at any early age. Verses, her first volume of poems, was published privately when she was 16. In 1885, she married Edward "Teddy" Wharton, 12 years her senior. In 1897, with Ogden Codman, Jr., an architect friend, she published her first major book, The Decoration of Houses (1897). A few years later, she bought 113-acres in Lenox, Massachusetts, then designed and built The Mount, a country home to meet her needs as a designer, gardener, hostess, and writer. During the next 10 years at The Mount, she wrote some of her greatest works, including The House of Mirth (1905) and Ethan Frome (1911). After a divorce from Teddy Wharton in 1913, she moved permanently to France. During World War I, she did social reform and humanitarian work, including establishing schools for refugee children, for which she received the Legion of Honor. She continued to write prolifically, producing more than 40 books in her career, travel, and garden. Today she is considered the supreme lens through which we view the social ambitions of the rich and newly rich of the American Gilded Age.
Disambiguation notice

LibraryThing Early Reviewers Alum

Edith Wharton's book Enter at Your Own Risk: Fires and Phantoms was available from LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

Edith Wharton's book Fighting France: From Dunkerque to Belfort was available from LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

Sign up to get a pre-publication copy in exchange for a review.

Member ratings

Average: (3.86)
0.5 17
1 177
1.5 28
2 549
2.5 130
3 2135
3.5 580
4 3898
4.5 501
5 2675

Author pictures (6)

    

(see all 6 author pictures)

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Edith Wharton is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.

Includes

Edith Wharton is composed of 20 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 162,324,575 books! | Top bar: Always visible