The Triumph Of Night is a short story by Edith Wharton. Edith
Wharton ( born Edith Newbold Jones; January 24, 1862 - August 11,
1937) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story
writer, and designer. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in
Literature in 1927, 1928 and 1930. Wharton combined her insider's
view of America's privileged classes with a brilliant, natural wit
to write humorous, incisive novels and short stories of social and
psychological insight. She was well acquainted with many of her
era's other literary and public figures, including Theodore
Roosevelt. Wharton was born to George Frederic Jones and Lucretia
Stevens Rhinelander in New York City. She had two brothers,
Frederic Rhinelander and Henry Edward. The saying "Keeping up with
the Joneses" is said to refer to her father's family. She was also
related to the Rensselaer family, the most prestigious of the old
patroon families. She had a lifelong friendship with her
Rhinelander niece, landscape architect Beatrix Farrand of Reef
Point in Bar Harbor, Maine. In 1885, at 23, she married Edward
(Teddy) Robbins Wharton, who was 12 years older. From a
well-established Philadelphia family, he was a sportsman and
gentleman of the same social class and shared her love of travel.
From the late 1880s until 1902, he suffered acute depression, and
the couple ceased their extensive travel. At that time his
depression manifested as a more serious disorder, after which they
lived almost exclusively at The Mount, their estate designed by
Edith Wharton. In 1908 her husband's mental state was determined to
be incurable. She divorced him in 1913. Around the same time, Edith
was overcome with the harsh criticisms leveled by the naturalist
writers. Later in 1908 she began an affair with Morton Fullerton, a
journalist for The Times, in whom she found an intellectual
partner. In addition to novels, Wharton wrote at least 85 short
stories. She was also a garden designer, interior designer, and
taste-maker of her time. She wrote several design books, including
her first published work, The Decoration of Houses of 1897,
co-authored by Ogden Codman. Another is the generously illustrated
Italian Villas and Their Gardens of 1904.
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