Edith Wharton (Jan 24, 1862 – Aug 11, 1937) was an American novelist and short story writer, her most known works are The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature on multiple occasions. Wharton first attempted to write at the age of six. Major themes of her works came from her family relationship. The Age of Innocence follows Newland Archer, a gentleman, a lawyer and an heir to one of the finest families of New-York. He is about to marry and is totally happy about it. But one day he meets Ellen Olenska, a countess and a cousin of his wife to be. This meeting plants a seed of doubt in his mind. Will Newland let this seed grow or will he hold onto his feelings to his bride? Read and find out!