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Today is the birthday of Edith Wharton (1862-1937) in New York City.  Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1921 for The Age of Innocence, Wharton was the first woman to receive an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from Yale University and the Gold Medal of the National Institute of Arts and Letters.

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