Biography for Ethan Frome

Penguin Putnam
Edith Wharton (1862Â-1937) was born in New York but made her home in France. In 1915 the French government gave her the cross of the Legion of Honor for her generous guidance and charity during the First World War. She published more than forty works in her lifetime, including The House of Mirth.
Elizabeth Ammons is professor of English and American studies at Tufts University. She edited the Penguin Classics edition of WhartonÂ's Summer.