Daughter of George Frederic Jones and Lucretia Stevens Rhinelander.
In 1885, at 23, she married Edward (Teddy) Robbins Wharton, who was 12 years older. From a well-established Philadelphia family, he was a sportsman and gentleman of the same social class and shared her love of travel.
Edith was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1927, 1928 and 1930.
Edith Wharton died of a stroke in 1937 at the de Le Pavillon Colombe, her 18th-century house on Rue de Montmorency in Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, France. The street is today called rue Edith Wharton. She is buried in the American Protestant section of the Cimetière des Gonards in Versailles, France.
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