IImage reproduced from Shari Benstock, No Gifts from Chance: A Biography of Edith Wharton.  New York: Charles 
Scribner's Sons, 1994. Original photograph in the Beinecke Library, Yale University.
At Yale, 1923
In 1923, Edith Wharton received an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Yale University, the first woman to be honored in this way at Yale. Many of her papers, letters, and manuscripts are now at Yale University's Beinecke Library

Wharton continued to travel as well as write during this decade, taking a two-month Aegean and Mediterranean cruise in 1926 and visiting Rome in 1931, 1932, and 1934. 

After a long residence in France, Edith Wharton died on August 11, 1937. Her last novel, The Buccaneers, was unfinished, but it has recently been republished and made into a mini-series. Other Wharton works made into movies include The Old Maid, The Age of Innocence (1934 and 1993), Ethan Frome, and The Children.A film version of The House of Mirth starring Gillian Anderson was released in 2000.

(Go to a list of Wharton's works made into movies.)

Pavillon Colombe, Wharton's house near Paris during the last years of her life.