Quotations by and about Edith Wharton
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I was reading manuscripts, and I took on manuscripts, without becoming the editor of the author. But the first real contact I had--and it had nothing to do with any real editorial job--was with Edith Wharton. It must have been shortly before she died. I was introduced to her, I think by Brownell, because he said, "Here, you two poets ought to get together." She had published several books of poems. She was most kind. Bristling in very stiff attire, she reminded me of a wasp--and a highly irritable one--but, as I said, she was very kind. --John Hall Wheelock, "From John Hall Wheelock's Oral Memoir" (DLB 2001, p. 223). [Donna Campbell]
Quotations from Edith Wharton
Edith Wharton on James Joyce's Ulysses
Here are some quotation sites that feature Edith Wharton's words:
Bartleby.com: Edith Wharton on the economic crash of 1929
A list of quotations from brainyquotes.com (commercial site with pop-up ads)
Achievement-oriented quotations from Cyber-nation
Edith Wharton in the News
"A House of Worth" Article on the restoration of The Mount (includes pictures).
"Historic Sites Targeted for Preservation." The Mount to be featured on HGTV. 10/12/02 (Note: This site has been set up so that you can't use the "back" button to return to this page.)
"Classic Books could be up for grabs in Hollywood." The Eldred-Ashcroft copyright case and its effects. 10/12/02