Roman Fever (Virago Modern Classics)

Roman Fever (Virago Modern Classics)

by Edith Wharton

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Overview

Set in Italy, France, and America, these elegant stories are powerful portraits of women who, at the turn of the 20th century, live in the “world of propriety.” They tell of their emotions and the passions that lead them to overstep the bounds laid down by exacting conventions. They reveal, too, what happens to those who are strong enough to live forever outside the society that has banished them. First published in 1964, Roman Fever contains some of Edith Wharton’s finest writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780860683735
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Publication date: 02/28/1998
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Born into a prosperous New York family, Edith Wharton (1862-1937) wrote more than 15 novels, including The Age of Innocence, The House of Mirth, Ethan Frome, and other esteemed books. She was distinguished for her work in the First World War and was the first woman to receive a Doctorate of Letters from Yale University. She died in France at the age of 75.

Date of Birth:

January 24, 1862

Date of Death:

August 11, 1937

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Place of Death:

Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, France

Education:

Educated privately in New York and Europe

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Marilyn French

The stories in this volume tear the gauze of polite deceit into shreds.

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