Books The Best Edith Wharton Books  

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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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The Buccaneers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
Marion Mainwaring

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Ethan Frome is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
Edith Wharton

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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 Custom of the Country is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books

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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 Edith Wha... 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 Edith ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books

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Old New York is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
Edith Wharton

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Roman Fever & Other Stories is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books

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Bunner Sisters is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
Edith Wharton

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The Touchstone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
Edith Wharton

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The children is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
Edith Wharton

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Twilight sleep is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
Edith Wharton

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The fruit of the tree is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
Edith Wharton

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A son at the front is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
Edith Wharton

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Italian Backgrounds is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
Edith Wharton

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Certain people is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
Edith Wharton

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Hudson River bracketed is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
Edith Wharton

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The Valley of Decision is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
Edith Wharton

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The Decoration of Houses is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
Edith Wharton

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False dawn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
Edith Wharton

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The mother's recompense is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Edith Wharton Books
Edith Wharton