The Age of Desire: A Novel

The Age of Desire: A Novel

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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 that behind every great man is a great woman. Behind Edith Wharton, there was Anna Bahlmann—her governess turned literary secretary and confidante. At the age of forty-five, despite her growing fame, Edith remains unfulfilled in a lonely, sexless marriage. Against all the rules of Gilded Age society,… (more)

Editorial reviews (3 reviews)


In “The Age of Desire,” we get the desire, but not the age that shaped it.

In The Age of Desire, Bahlmann serves as Wharton's conscience, though the beloved governess was powerless to save the great writer from herself.

One doesn’t have to be an Edith Wharton fan to luxuriate in the Wharton-esque plotting and prose Fields so elegantly conjures.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Penguin (August 02, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 368 pages

File size: 1.4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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