A photograph of novelist Edith Wharton (1862-1937) from the Yale Collection of American Literature’s Edith Wharton Collection at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University in New Haven, CT. The collection is made up of an estimated 50,000 items, including manuscripts, letters, photographs, and miscellaneous personal papers that belonged to Wharton and were part of her estate at her death. According to the library, the collection spans the years from her early life to contemporary Wharton scholarship, with the bulk of material covering the years of Wharton’s greatest literary productivity, 1910 to 1937. A portion of it is available online here: http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/collections/highlights/edith-wharton-collection. You can also literally walk into Edith’s life by taking a trip to her home, The Mount, in Massachusetts: http://www.edithwharton.org/.