Edith Wharton, an inspiring woman



By a happy coincidence, I discovered Edith Wharton in an English bookstore in Paris. She is a writer and designer from the beginning of the 20th century. Her work and her life inspire me

Born in a wealthy family of New York who transmitted her a love for travel, she spends part of her childhood in France. She rejects the standard education received by girls at that time and reads books as much as she can. From an early age, she writes stories. In 1905 The House of Mirth was published

In 1911, she permanently moves to Paris and choses to stay despite the outbreak of the World War I. She helps women and orphans by setting up American Hostels for Refugees. In 1915, she visits the front line several times. Throughout the war, she is involved in charity and raises awareness in the American public. In 1918, she receives the Legion of Honor by Raymond Poincaré, French president

Edith Wharton is the first woman to get the Pulitzer Prize in 1921 for her book The Age of Innocence

I will bring The Custom of the Country on vacation. The Amalthea team will take a break between August 13 and 28. We will stop sending online orders on August 12 at 6 pm (French time) and resume them on August 29

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