Infernos and Paradises, The Triumph of Capitalism in the 19th Century
Marilyn French (November 21, 1929 – May 2, 2009) was an American author
French was born in Brooklyn to E. Charles Edwards, an engineer, and Isabel Hazz Edwards, a department store clerk. She received a bachelor's degree from Hofstra University (then Hofstra College) in 1951, in philosophy and English literature. She also received a master's degree in English from Hofstra, in 1964. She later attended Harvard University, where she earned a Ph.D in 1972.