Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton (January 24, 1862-August 11, 1937) was an American novelist and short story writer. She was known for writing about the psychological and ethical struggles of middle- and upper-class characters. In 1921, she was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature for her novel, The Age of Innocence (1920). She was nominated three times for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Three earlier novels include Ethan Frome (1911), The House of Mirth (1905), and The Reef (1912).