Who is Edith Newbold Jones Wharton?

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    My first few weeks in America are always miserable, because the tastes I am cursed with are all of a kind that cannot be gratified here, & I am not enough in sympathy with our “gros public” to make up for the lack on the aesthetic side. One’s friends are delightful; but we are none of us Americans, we don’t think or feel as the Americans do, we are the wretched exotics produced in a European glass-house, the most déplacé & useless class on earth!
    —Edith Wharton (1862–1937)

    Casey Jones, mounted to the cabin,
    Casey Jones, throttle in his hand,
    Casey Jones mounted to the cabin,
    Took his farewell journey to the Promised Land.
    —Unknown. Casey Jones (l. 49–52)

    What I want to give in the theatre is beauty, that’s what I want to give.
    —Dame Edith Evans (1888–1976)