Is a College Education Still Worth the Price?

A former dean looks at American higher education and finds ...


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Edith Wharton

Born January 24, 1862, in New York, Edith Wharton was educated in both America and Europe. In 1885, after marriage, she moved to France, and in 1899 published her first work, a collection of stories. Subsequently she wrote many other works, including her famous novels The House of Mirth (1905), Ethan Frome (1911), and The Age of Innocence (1920). In 1916 she was made a Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’honneur for her work in helping refugees in France during the First World War. She died August 11, 1937.