In tandem with the release of Old Money, New Woman, we’re marking the birthdays of great women in history with a brief note, and enduring appreciation for their contributions. I’ve mentioned novelist and Old Money Gal Edith Wharton in previous posts. She deserves another nod today. Happy Birthday, Ms. Wharton. Born to privilege, Edith Wharton … More Exemplars – Edith Wharton
Her home, The Mount.
Edith Wharton was born into wealth and privilege. Her father, George Frederic Jones, was a descendant of the Jones family, as in, “keeping up with the Joneses.” Yes, those Joneses. She married well, and, if she’d been an ordinary woman of her time (she was born in 1862 and died in 1937), she would have … More Old Money Gal: Edith Wharton