Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was an American novelist, short story writer, playwright, and designer. Her novel The Age of Innocence (1920) won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for literature, making Wharton the first woman to win the award.
She was honoured on this stamp in 1980.
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I have never read any of her books so I just ordered The Age of Innocence from my local library. Thanks Eva!ReplyDelete
I haven't read the book myself (or I don't remember). There is also a film based on this novel.Delete
Now, this is one woman I am familiar with — though I didn't know what she looked like.ReplyDelete
I think the stamp reproduces a very famous picture of her.Delete
Well known to me too. Fine stamp tribute to her.ReplyDelete
One of the most known women in my series of Women on Stamps!Delete
Elle a vécu et est enterrée en France dans le val d'Oise .ReplyDelete
Another classic stamp for your series.ReplyDelete