Roman Fever by Edith WhartonA side from her Pulitzer Prize-winning talent as a novel writer, Edith Wharton also distinguished herself as a short story writer, publishing more than seventy-two stories in ten volumes during her lifetime. The best of her short fiction is collected here in Roman Fever and Other Stories. From her picture of erotic love and illegitimacy in the title story to her exploration of the aftermath of divorce detailed in Souls Belated and The Last Asset, Wharton shows her usual skill in dissecting the elements of emotional subtleties, moral ambiguities, and the implications of social restrictions, as Cynthia Griffin Wolff writes in her introduction. Roman Fever and Other Stories is a surprisingly contemporary volume of stories by one of our most enduring writers.
Roman Fever- INTRO TO LITERATURE
Two American women, Mrs. Ansley and Mrs. Slade, get up from their table and stroll over to the parapet to look down upon the glorious view of of Rome.
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Two middle-aged women, Mrs. Ansley and Mrs. Slade , stand together on the terrace of an upscale restaurant in Rome, admiring a view of the city. Slade decide to spend the rest of the afternoon on the restaurant terrace, and they settle into two basket-chairs near the parapet. Slade and Mrs. Privately, Mrs. Slade reflects on the differences between Barbara, who has a dynamic and compelling personality, and Jenny, who is more prudent and reserved.