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2012 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of American author Edith Wharton (January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937). Born into a prominent, wealthy, New York City family; throughout her life she rebelled against the high–society leisure lifestyle. Wharton often wrote critically about the societal norms of the upper–class to which she was subjected. Many of her works are well–known for the main characters suffering twists of fate and devastating irony. The exhibition features special copies and best known works.

This single case exhibition was originally on display in the Morris Library Information Room from January 4-31, 2012.

Tags: Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937; Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937. Novels. Selections; Women in literature