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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 ...
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Madame de Treymes

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000749456
  • Publisher: B&R Samizdat Express
  • Publication date: 12/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 127 KB

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Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, known for such classics as The House of Mirth, Ethan Frome, and The Age of Innocence, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize in 1921. A member of the New York elite, Wharton drew on her experiences as part of society to critique its inner workings and the conflict between personal desires and societal norms. Wharton died in 1937, leaving behind a rich literary legacy.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Edith Newbold Jones Wharton (full name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      January 24, 1862
    2. Place of Birth:
      New York, New York
    1. Date of Death:
      August 11, 1937
    2. Place of Death:
      Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, France

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2008

    Only one novella in this edition

    Actually, there is only one novella -- Madame de Treymes -- included in this edition, not three as is erroneously mentioned in the B&N description. Why this edition is more expensive than that which included 3 novellas, is beyond me...

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