Madame de Treymes and Two Novellas

Madame de Treymes and Two Novellas

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Madame de Treymes and Two Novellas by Anna Fields, Edith Wharton

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).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786159178
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date: 06/28/2007
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was born in New York and is best known for her stories of life among the upper-class society into which she was born. She was educated privately at home and in Europe. She married in 1885 and was divorced in 1912. In 1894, she began writing fiction, and her novel The House of Mirth (1905) established her as a leading writer. Her novels The Age of Innocence (1920) and Old New York (1924) were each awarded the Pulitzer Prize, and she was the first woman to receive that honor.

Anna Fields has found her true home behind the microphone after beginning her career on the stage in Washington, D.C. She has garnered several AudioFile Earphones Awards and won the coveted Audie Award in 2004.

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