A pair of elderly New York socialites, Anson Warley and Evelina Jasper, reveal the tragedy of the decay that comes with old age. Believing that they are sharing an extravagant meal at a busy dinner party, Anson and Evelina relive a night from their youth in the now-empty dining room at Jasper’s once-opulent home.
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About the Author
Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was born into a distinguished New York family and was educated privately in the United States and abroad. Among her best-known work is Ethan Frome (1911), which is considered her greatest tragic story, The House of Mirth (1905), and The Age of Innocence (1920), for which she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize.
Date of Birth:January 24, 1862
Date of Death:August 11, 1937
Place of Birth:New York, New York
Place of Death:Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, France
Education:Educated privately in New York and Europe