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Title: Edith Wharton


1
EdithWharton
  • 1862-1937

2
Her Life
  • Daughter of a prominent New York Family.
  • Educated by tutors and governesses in New York
    and Europe
  • Married a Boston banker.
  • Immersed in the social life of the high society
    in Newport, Rhode Island Lenox, Mass. And Europe

3
Her Writing
  • Began writing on advice of a doctor. (to relieve
    the stress of caring for her ailing husband)
  • The House of Mirth her first successful novel.
  • Wrote about the shift in upper class society.
  • Moved to Paris in 1913.
  • Wrote The Age of Innocence in 1920.
  • Buried in France.

4
Kate Chopin
  • 1850-1904

5
Her Life
  • Born in St. Louis, Missouri to wealthy family.
  • At 19, married Oscar Chopin,a cotton trader,
    and moved to Louisiana.
  • In 1883, her husband died, leaving her to raise 6
    children and carry on the work of the plantation.
  • In 1884, moved back to St. Louis.

6
The Writer
  • Her mother died in 1885, leaving her in deep
    sorrow.
  • Doctor suggests she write.
  • She wrote of radical themes
  • The nature of marriage
  • Racial prejudice
  • Womens desire for equality
  • The Awakening is her most famous book.
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