It distills all of whartons most famous elementsclass, money, religion, straitlaced societyinto a. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by project gutenberg. Fanny is separated from her husband and wants to marry john and return to america, but. Edith whartons 1907 novella explores the milieu of americans living abroad in paris.
Only very light rubbing at the extremities, else a fine copy. The novella was inspired by edith whartons own entrance into parisian society, and remains one of. This novella exhibits whartons subtle realism and is one of her works depicting americans living in france. Open library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. His european visits were infrequent enough to have kept unimpaired the freshness of his eye, and he was always struck anew by the vast. Fanny is separated from her husband and wants to marry john and return to america, but she doubts whether her catholic husband will grant her a divorce. For information on films made from edith whartons works, go to the edith wharton filmography. It is the story of the tactical defeat but moral victory of an honest and upstanding american in his struggle to win a wife from a tightly united but feudally minded french aristocratic family. Translated from the german of hermann sudermann net 1. This scene is paris, where a young woman, wedded to a frenchman of noble birth but deplorable character, is trying to obtain a divorce so that she can marry a compatriot who has loved her faithfully for many years. Edith whartons stories with original dates of publication illustrations from the first edition of the house of mirth.1266 1094 1573 1151 1114 194 1626 1169 1402 190 444 1240 813 1633 851 941 57 1305 553 257 1548 157 931 1512 284 187 1385 727 471 1378 580 921 1313 747 904 468 577