In 1921, Edith Wharton (1862-1937) became the first woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize, awarded for her novel The Age of Innocence. In that work and many others, Wharton portrayed a moneyed, materialistic society whose conventions restricted and destroyed the desires of its members. T
The Edith Wharton stamp was issued in 1980. It is part of the Literary Arts Series, engraved with purple ink.
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