The Age of Desire

The Age of Desire

A Novel

Large Print - 2013
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Reimagines the midlife world of Edith Wharton and the impact of her affair with a young journalist on her longtime friendship with disapproving literary secretary Anna Bahlmann, in a tale told against the backdrop of Gilded Age Paris.
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781444815504
Characteristics: 515 pages ;,24 cm.

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nidofito
Jan 14, 2013

Loved the book but still having trouble to believe women with personalities like Anna used to exist in a world where it's all about me, myself and I.

Cventura Sep 17, 2012

Loved this sumptuous book based on Edith Wharton's actual letters.

hgeng63 Aug 31, 2012

Well-written, structurally sound, but curiously uninvolving to me.

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EmilyEm
Aug 28, 2012

This historical fiction follows the lives of Edith Wharton and her governess-now-secretary Anna Bahlmann and the people in their lives in the years 1907 through 1910, just following the publication of The House of Mirth and while living in Paris and the Wharton?s summer home The Mount.

It?s a book with love and loyalty as its themes and which uses actual correspondence between Wharton and Bahlmann as part of the text. Interesting, but not a favorite. The author just seems to be trying too hard for something magical.

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