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The Best Edith Wharton Books 

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List Rules Vote for the Edith Wharton novels you just couldn't put down. If you haven't read a book, don't downvote it.

List of the best Edith Wharton books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Edith Wharton is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. A Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, Wharton is known for her sharp wit and observations about class in America. If you're a huge fan of her work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Edith Wharton who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out her work if you're a big reader.

Books on this list range from Ethan Frome to The House of Mirth. What are Edith Wharton's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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The House of Mirth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
Edith Wharton
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The Age of Innocence is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
Edith Wharton
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Ethan Frome is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
Edith Wharton
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The Custom of the Countr... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
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Summer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
Edith Wharton
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The Buccaneers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
Marion Mainwaring
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The Reef is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
Edith Wharton, Wharton
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The Ghost Stories of Edi... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
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The glimpses of the moon... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
Edith Wharton
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The New York Stories of ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
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The Decoration of Houses... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
Edith Wharton
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The Valley of Decision ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
Edith Wharton
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Roman Fever & Other ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
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The mother's recompense ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
Edith Wharton
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Bunner Sisters is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
Edith Wharton
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Hudson River bracketed ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
Edith Wharton
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Certain people is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
Edith Wharton
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Italian Backgrounds is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
Edith Wharton
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Old New York is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
Edith Wharton
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Twilight sleep is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
Edith Wharton
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The Touchstone is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
Edith Wharton
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The fruit of the tree is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
Edith Wharton
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A son at the front is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
Edith Wharton
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The children is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
Edith Wharton
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False dawn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
Edith Wharton