Previously Unknown Edith Wharton Short Story Found--Where Else?--in a Library

Someone has found a previously unknown, never-published Edith Wharton short story about French society on the home front and female volunteer workers during World War I, knocking around Yale’s rare books and manuscripts library. Hey, while you’re back there, check for the Holy Grail and a recipe for turning lead into…

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Was the death of Lily Bart, the heroine of Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth a suicide or an accidental overdose? Literary pundits have been arguing the question since the novel debuted in 1905, but a letter written by Wharton and recently unearthed points to the suicide theory. "A month before Mirth installments…