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Madame De Treymes - Edith Wharton

Hardcover Published: 1st September 2006
ISBN: 9781598183771
Number Of Pages: 120

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Edith Wharton's "Madame de Treymes" is a remarkable example of the form. 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. He loses, but they cheat. . . . In a masterpiece of brevity, Wharton dramatizes the contrast between the two opposing forces: the simple and proper old brownstone New York, low in style but high in principle, and the achingly beautiful but decadent Saint-Germain district of Paris. The issue is seamlessly joined.

Louis Auchincloss in the "Wall Street Journal," 2006

ISBN: 9781598183771
ISBN-10: 159818377X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 120
Published: 1st September 2006
Publisher: Alan Rodgers Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.32