New games! PlayTrivia andBirthle.


Edith Wharton

1862 - 1937

Photo of Edith Wharton

Icon of person Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton (; born Edith Newbold Jones; January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937) was an American novelist, short story writer, and interior designer. Wharton drew upon her insider's knowledge of the upper-class New York "aristocracy" to portray realistically the lives and morals of the Gilded Age. In 1921, she became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, for her novel The Age of Innocence. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edith Wharton has received more than 2,259,768 page views. Her biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Edith Wharton is the 1,079th most popular writer (down from 1,048th in 2019), the 1,291st most popular biography from United States (down from 1,187th in 2019) and the 131st most popular American Writer.

Edith Wharton is best known for her novels, such as "The House of Mirth" and "Ethan Frome."

Memorability Metrics

  • 2.3M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 60.42

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 61

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.54

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.55

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Page views of Edith Whartons by language


Among writers, Edith Wharton ranks 1,079 out of 5,755Before her are Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus, Madeleine de Scudéry, Lucrezia Tornabuoni, Marcel Pagnol, Sulpicius Severus, and Mercè Rodoreda. After her are Egeria, Cai Yan, Sergey Mikhalkov, Heinrich Kramer, Nikolay Nekrasov, and August Kubizek.

Most Popular Writers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1862, Edith Wharton ranks 32Before her are Prince Henry of Prussia, Victor, Prince Napoléon, Loie Fuller, Mary Kingsley, Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal, and Mori Ōgai. After her are Siegbert Tarrasch, Aurel Stein, Silvio Gesell, Maurice Barrès, Georges Feydeau, and Ugyen Wangchuck. Among people deceased in 1937, Edith Wharton ranks 36Before her are Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse, Emilio Mola, Jagadish Chandra Bose, Gustaf Dalén, Albert Roussel, and Wallace Carothers. After her are Pavel Florensky, Louis Vierne, Georgy Pyatakov, Keke Geladze, Bessie Smith, and Ray Ewry.

Others Born in 1862

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1937

Go to all Rankings

In United States

Among people born in United States, Edith Wharton ranks 1,291 out of 18,182Before her are James Garner (1928), Henry Gantt (1861), Lewis A. Swift (1820), Annette Bening (1958), Michael Stuart Brown (1941), and Grandma Moses (1860). After her are John Hasbrouck Van Vleck (1899), Philip Warren Anderson (1923), Shelley Duvall (1949), Hugh David Politzer (1949), Aaron Copland (1900), and Dean Reed (1938).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Edith Wharton ranks 131Before her are Natalie Clifford Barney (1876), Fredric Brown (1906), Erskine Caldwell (1903), Joan Didion (1934), Irwin Shaw (1913), and Cormac McCarthy (1933). After her are Nora Roberts (1950), Harry Harrison (1925), Virginia Henderson (1897), Michael Connelly (1956), James Bond (1900), and Ken Kesey (1935).