It’s the best 150th birthday anyone can hope for!

If you’re here, chances are you already know today is Edith Wharton’s birthday. A milestone one, in fact. We at The Mount—which we admittedly like to think of as Edith Wharton headquarters—have been  absolutely delighted by the number and breadth of Wharton shout-outs today. It’s amazing! Here are just a few, and we’ll keep do our best to add to this list as we can today. In the meantime, if you want a comprehensive up-to-the-moment list, Google “Edith Wharton” and sort the results by “Past 24 hours.”

And we can’t let you miss this video, created for The Mount by Pamela Earle of Pamela Earle Multimedia Design and Animation.

Here we go–this is at least a snapshot of today’s flurry of activity. (Forgive us the scattered formatting.)

Roxana Robinson on money and morality, in Wharton’s era and now: http://wshu.org/news/story.php?ID=9433

http://sarahemsley.com/2012/01/24/happy-birthday-to-edith-wharton/

http://ciaodomenica.blogspot.com/2011/12/new-years-day-by-edith-wharton.html

http://dreamdogsart.typepad.com/art/2012/01/happy-birthday-dog-lover-edith-wharton.html

http://davidabramsbooks.blogspot.com/2012/01/edith-i-love-you.html?m=1

Hello Wharton Abbey: In Celebration of Edith Wharton’s 150th 
By Laurel Ann (Austenprose)
Edith Wharton, Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, designer, and taste-setter of her time was born 150 years ago today. Huzzah! Author and designer Edith Wharton Renown for her novels: The House of Mirth (1905), 
Austenprose – A Jane Austen Blog
Movie Quote of the Day: Ethan Frome (1993) – Edith Wharton’s 
By Craig Kennedy
Ethan Frome (1993) – Edith Wharton’s 150th Birthday. By Craig Kennedy – January 24th, 2012; 12:01 am. Ethan Frome (1993) directed by John Madden from the novel by Edith Wharton Liam Neeson as Ethan Frome and Patricia Arquette as 
Living in Cinema
Master and Protégé | Sierra Prasada
By sierraprasada
As the 150th anniversary of Edith Wharton’s birth arrives tomorrow, we remember her as an author popular in her own age and ours; an interior and landscape designer; an “haute bourgeoisie” New Yorker; after 1911, an American expatriate 
Sierra Prasada
Get ideas from very personal takes on the classic estate, Victorian 
traditional landscape Edith Wharton’s The Mount Gardens and Grounds · Like it? Save it to your Ideabook ». Edith Wharton lovingly designed The Mount, her home in the Berkshires. She paid very special attention to the ground and gardens, 
Houzz
Happy Birthday Edith… – dovegreyreader scribbles
By dovegreyreader
But in the literary world I did feel I wanted to mark two birthdays this week, so today it is a happy 150th to Edith Wharton, born this day in 1862, died in 1937, and whilst looking for pictures of her it occurred to me how strange it may have 
dovegreyreader scribbles
Notable New York, This Week 1/23-1/29 – The Rumpus.net
By LaToya Jordan
This week in New York, Ben Marcus reads from The Flame Alphabet; Mark Strand at 192 Books; E.L. Doctorow at Strand; New York Magazine and Longreads team up at Housing Works; Edith WhartonMarathon Reading; Art Battles: Battle for 
The Rumpus.net

And more:

http://austenprose.com/2012/01/24/hello-wharton-abbey-in-celebration-of-edith-whartons-150th-birthday-her-novels-and-their-legacy-guest-blog-by-lev-raphael/

http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/

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  1. Happy Birthday to Edith Wharton! | Sarah Emsley - January 24, 2012

    [...] There are lots of other even more recent books and articles on Wharton and her work, and many more birthday tributes on the web. I wonder if Wharton would be satisfied with the things we say and write about her? (And [...]

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