24 January 1862
Edith Newbold Jones (later EW) was born in New York City
, the third child but first daughter in a family spread over more than a decade.
The teenage Edith Jones (later EW) issued her first publication, a thirty-two-page volume entitled Verses
, through C. E. Hammett, Jr, at Newport
, Rhode Island
EW's well-known novel The House of Mirth
was serialized in Scribner's Magazine
. It appeared in book form on 14 October 1905.
By early October 1938
The year following EW's death her novel The Buccaneers
was issued posthumously and unfinished: in it she returned to the New York
of the 1870s.