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The House of Mirth

The House of Mirth


by Edith Wharton

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

In addition to her writing, Wharton was known for her skills in interior design and landscape architecture. She designed and decorated much of her famous Massachusetts home, The Mount. (Source)

Wharton's circle of intellectual friends rivals that of the Lost Generation. Among them were Henry James, André Gide, Sinclair Lewis, and Theodore Roosevelt. (Source: Introductory material in the Modern Library Paperback Edition of The House of Mirth, published by Random House in 1999)

F. Scott Fitzgerald was a big fan of Edith Wharton. When she invited him over to tea, he got drunk and told inappropriate, raunchy stories. Edith wrote in her diary that it was "awful." (Source)

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