The Age of Desire

The Age of Desire

A Novel

eBook - 2012
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This is is a work of literary fiction that chronicles the inner life of American author Edith Wharton, her close friendship with a woman named Anna Bahlman, and a scandalous love affair that threatens to destroy their bond.
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking Penguin, 2012.
ISBN: 9781101583760
1101583762
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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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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