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The Age Of Desire (Hardcover)

Author:  Jennie Fields
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 067002368X
ISBN-13: 9780670023684
Sku: 225259390
Publish Date: 8/2/2012
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 1.25T
Pages:  368
Age Range:  22 to UP
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For fans of "The Paris Wife," a sparkling glimpse into the life of Edith Wharton and the scandalous love affair that threatened her closest friendship.
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For fans of The Paris Wife, a sparkling glimpse into the life of Edith Wharton and the scandalous love affair that threatened her closest friendship

They say behind every great man is a woman. Behind Edith Wharton, there was Anna Bahlmann?her governess turned literary secretary, and her mothering, nurturing friend.

When at the age of forty-five, Edith falls passionately in love with a dashing younger journalist, Morton Fullerton, and is at last opened to the world of the sensual, it threatens everything certain in her life but especially her abiding friendship with Anna. As Edith's marriage crumbles and Anna's disapproval threatens to shatter their lifelong bond, the women must face the fragility at the heart of all friendships.

Told through the points of view of both women, The Age of Desire takes us on a vivid journey through Wharton's early Gilded Age world: Paris with its glamorous literary salons and dark secret caf├ęs, the Whartons' elegant house in Lenox, Massachusetts, and Henry James's manse in Rye, England.

Edith's real letters and intimate diary entries are woven throughout the book. The Age of Desire brings to life one of literature's most beloved writers, whose own story was as complex and nuanced as that of any of the heroines she created.

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"One doesn't have to be an Edith Wharton fan to luxuriate in the Wharton-esque plotting and prose Fields so elegantly conjures." 08/01/2012

"There could hardly be a more apt theme for a novel of manners than the struggle of a prominent and respectable lady to disguise her inflamed feelings in order to meet the conventions of society. It is not only her frantic yearning for her lover that is portrayed here, but the fallout expressed in her irritation with her husband and her editorial assistant for unknowingly getting in the way." - Judith Martin 09/02/2012

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Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0368
Product attributePublisher:   Pamela Dorman Books
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