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    DescriptionFor fans of "The Paris Wife," a sparkling glimpse into the life of Edith Wharton and the scandalous love affair that threatened her closest friendshipThey say behind every great man is a woman. Behind Edith Wharton, there was Anna Bahlmann--her governess turned literary secretary, and her mothering, nurturing friend.When at the age of forty-five, Edith falls passionately in love with a dashing younger journalist, Morton Fullerton, and is at last opened to the world of the sensual, it threatens everything certain in her life but especially her abiding friendship with Anna. As Edith's marriage crumbles and Anna's disapproval threatens to shatter their lifelong bond, the women must face the fragility at the heart of all friendships.Told through the points of view of both women, "The Age of Desire" takes us on a vivid journey through Wharton's early Gilded Age world: Paris with its glamorous literary salons and dark secret cafes, the Whartons' elegant house in Lenox, Massachusetts, and Henry James's manse in Rye, England.Edith's real letters and intimate diary entries are woven throughout the book. "The Age of Desire" brings to life one of literature's most beloved writers, whose own story was as complex and nuanced as that of any of the heroines she created.


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    Title
    The Age of Desire
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jennie Fields
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780670023684
    ISBN 10: 067002368X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: FV, FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
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    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 78
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: FH
    Libri: I-FH
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69
    DC22: 813/.54
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC044000
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    B&T Approval Code: P26308000
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC041000, FIC014000
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    LC classification: PS3556.I4175 A44 2012
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Pamela Dorman Books
    Imprint name
    Pamela Dorman Books
    Publication date
    02 August 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Jennie Fields received an MA in creative writing from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and is the author of the novels "Lily Beach," "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry," and "The Middle Ages." An Illinois native, she spent twenty-five years as an advertising creative director in New York and currently lives with her husband in Nashville, Tennessee.
    Review quote
    "One doesn't have to be an Edith Wharton fan to luxuriate in the Wharton-esque plotting and prose Fields so elegantly conjures."--"Kirkus"