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Edith Wharton was an American author and born New York City. She wrote novels, plays, short stories, and non-fiction. A few of her works include The House of Mirth, 1905; Ethan Frome, 1911; and The Custom of the Country, 1913. Wharton won the Pulitzer Prize for literature in 1921 for The Age of Innocence; she was the first woman to win the prize.
An annotated carbon typescript entitled Backward Glance dated 1933. The work is Wharton's memoir and was published in Ladies' Home Journal from October 1933 through April 1934. Included with the typescript are five leaves of correspondence to or from Ladies' Home Journal staff regarding Backward Glance.
Gift of Mrs. William Allen, 1954.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Donna Brandolisio
- Finding Aid Date
- April 2020
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