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Madame de Treymes - ebook/epub

Madame de Treymes - ebook/epub
Madame de Treymes - ebook/epub
Edith Wharton
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Even a short novel like „Madame de Treymes” shows you what a masterful writer Edith Wharton was. It is a captivating portrait of turn-of-the-century American and French culture. Inspired by Wharton’s own entré into Parisian society in 1906 and reminiscent of the works of Henry James, it tells the story of two young innocents abroad: Fanny Frisbee of New York, unhappily married to the dissolute Marquis de Malrive, and John Durham, her childhood friend who arrives in Paris intent on convincing Fanny to divorce her husband and marry him instead. In hopes of finding a solution, Durham meets with Fanny’s sister-in-law, the enigmatic Madame de Treymes, who suggests that she might be willing to appeal to her brother on his behalf if, that is, he will help settle her illicit lover’s gambling debts. Such a proposition surely won’t have a catch...
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Matrix Digital Publishing

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Whirligigs - ebook/epub
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A Tale of Two Cities - ebook/epub
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Avia Artis

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