Wharton, photo courtesy of Uneek Doll Designs

The Mount (www.edithwharton.org) is the home of Edith Wharton in Lenox, and it demonstrates her ideas on how to organize architecture and surrounding gardens.

Wharton was the first woman to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction (1921). Her best-known works are Ethan Frome, House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence (all of which can be found at gutenberg.org), but she wrote more than 40 books on many subjects.

Ethan Frome is one of the books librarians typically display in winter, and can be required reading in high school.

The Mount is the tenth and final stop on Massachusetts Trail Part 1! Part 2 picks up in Amherst…

Patricia Smart