Madame De Treymes

Madame De Treymes

eBook - 2014
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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.
Publisher: [United States] : Start Classics : Made available through hoopla, 2014
ISBN: 9781627939669
1627939660
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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