"What's the use of making mysteries? It only makes people want to nose 'em out."
1862 - August 1937)
Her friendship with renowned writer Henry Jones guided
her through her writing career.
An avid gardener all her life, she designed elaborate
gardens for her houses, first at The Mount and later at her houses in France. A
niece, Beatrix Farrand, later became a famous landscape architect.
She is also known for writing horror stories involving ghosts and other paranormal activities.
In 1923, Edith Wharton received an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Yale University, the first woman to be honored in this way at Yale.