15¢ Edith Wharton
Issue Date: September 5, 1980
City: New Haven, CT
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Engraved
Perforations: 10 ½ x11
This stamp honors writer Edith Wharton, who received a Pulitzer Prize for her book, "The Age of Innocence." Wharton was the second person to be honored in the Literary Arts Series.
Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was born Edith Newbold Jones in New York City. She hailed from a prominent, wealthy family and began writing as a youth. From 1900 to 1930, Wharton was very active as a writer, producing poems, short stories, and novels. She’s best known for her psychological examinations of characters dealing with changes in society.