Madame de Treymes

Madame de Treymes

by Edith Wharton
     
 

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Perhaps her most Jamesian work, Madame de Treymes was Edith Wharton’s first publication after the widely successful The House of Mirth. Inspired by her entree into Parisian society in the spring of 1906, it follows the fortunes of two innocents abroad: Fanny Frisbee of New York, unhappily married to the dissolute Marquis de Malrive, scion of a great house of the… See more details below

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Perhaps her most Jamesian work, Madame de Treymes was Edith Wharton’s first publication after the widely successful The House of Mirth. Inspired by her entree into Parisian society in the spring of 1906, it follows the fortunes of two innocents abroad: Fanny Frisbee of New York, unhappily married to the dissolute Marquis de Malrive, scion of a great house of the Faubourg St. Germain; and John Durham, her childhood friend, who arrives in Paris intent on persuading Fanny to divorce her husband and marry him instead. A scintillating picture of American and French culture at the turn of the century, and a subtle investigation of the role of women in the prevailing social hierarchy, Madame de Treymes confirmed Edith Wharton’s position, as Edmund Wilson wrote, as "an historian of the American society of her time." This edition of Madame de Treymes also includes the novellas Sanctuary (1903) and Bunner Sisters (1906).

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ISBN-13:
2940000749456
Publisher:
B&R Samizdat Express
Publication date:
12/01/2008
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
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