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by E Wharton


The plot is relatively straightforward, but the story’s structure, which buries one narrative within another, is a testament to Wharton's literary skill and her understanding of American high society.

Roman Fever, perhaps Wharton’s single most popular short story, also deploys this mode of satire by refraction. Mrs. Slade and Mrs. Ansley have been competing with each other for more than twenty years; now their daughters, Babs and Jenny, are continuing the competition. Yet the stakes are not clear (as they might be in a business transaction), nor is the eventual outcome.

Certainly it was a master-stroke of those arch-ironists of the shears and spindle to duplicate her own story in her .

Certainly it was a master-stroke of those arch-ironists of the shears and spindle to duplicate her own story in her daughter’s. Lidcote had always somewhat grimly fancied that, having so signally failed to be of use to Leila in other ways, she would at least serve her as a warning. She had even abstained from defending herself, from making the best of her case, had stoically refused to plead extenuating circumstances, lest Leila’s impulsive sympathy should lead to deductions that might react disastrously on her own life.

The short story Roman Fever first appeared in 1934 – although this particular collection wasn’t published until . Wharton offered me exa Roman Fever and Other Stories includes eight intriguing, surprising and brilliant short stories

I assume, therefore, that these stories probably do appear in collections first published during Wharton’s lifetime. Wharton offered me exa Roman Fever and Other Stories includes eight intriguing, surprising and brilliant short stories. They describe the society of the time they were written, the changes that were going on, in a real but comical way.

It was first published in Liberty magazine on November 10, 1934

It was first published in Liberty magazine on November 10, 1934. A revised and expanded version of the story was published in Wharton's 1936 short story collection The World Over. Grace Ansley and Alida Slade are middle-aged American women visiting Rome with their daughters, Barbara Ansley and Jenny Slade.

Such is the case with Roman Fever and Other Stories. The 8 stories in this book all take place in the early 20th century. Wharton's first short stories appeared in Scribner's Magazine, and though she published several volumes of fiction around the turn of the century, including The Greater Inclination (1899), The Touchstone (1900), Crucial Instances (1901), The Valley of Decision (1902), Sanctuary (1903), and The Descent of Man and Other Stories (1904)

The term Roman Fever refers to a particularly deadly strain of malaria

The term Roman Fever refers to a particularly deadly strain of malaria. In addition to being an essential plot device, the concept of Roman Fever evolves over the course of the story into a metaphor for the destructive potential of romantic and sexual passion-and of the jealousy and competitiveness those feelings may inspire.

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Roman Fever & Other Stories (Roman Fever & Other Story SL 93) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0684719313

ISBN: 0684719312

Author: E Wharton

Category: Literature and Fiction

Language: English

Publisher: Scribner (January 1, 1964)

Pages: 240 pages

ePUB size: 1340 kb

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Rating: 4.1

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Dagdalas
I bought this collection for a friend who visits Rome regularly. Any American who loves Rome should know this story, which makes most lists of the greatest short-stories ever written. In classic Wharton style, she weaves a story of two American ladies sitting on a terrace relaxing while their daughters experience classic Rome and the temptations of its beauty. The ladies had come on the same excursion at the same age, and their reflection on the experience is a study in class and arrogance, as only Wharton has elucidated it.

All the stories are excellent. But Roman Fever is eternal.
Dagdalas
I bought this collection for a friend who visits Rome regularly. Any American who loves Rome should know this story, which makes most lists of the greatest short-stories ever written. In classic Wharton style, she weaves a story of two American ladies sitting on a terrace relaxing while their daughters experience classic Rome and the temptations of its beauty. The ladies had come on the same excursion at the same age, and their reflection on the experience is a study in class and arrogance, as only Wharton has elucidated it.

All the stories are excellent. But Roman Fever is eternal.
Bolanim
I like novels of manners. I like also to read about changing values and how they affect people. So I love short stories and novellas that don't take forever to read and stand alone. This will not be to everyone's taste. But I really enjoyed this Wharton collection and did not even know such a collection existed a few month's ago.
Bolanim
I like novels of manners. I like also to read about changing values and how they affect people. So I love short stories and novellas that don't take forever to read and stand alone. This will not be to everyone's taste. But I really enjoyed this Wharton collection and did not even know such a collection existed a few month's ago.
Zbr
I was rather shocked and disappointed that what I thought was a collection of short stories turned out to be a single short piece. I was aware of the price differential, but assumed it was due to the fact that one can obtain full-length Wharton books right here on Amazon for $0.00. I had hoped for a version with a degree of attentiveness in Kindle formatting usually lacking in the free offerings.

I really feel cheated, as I expected to be purchasing "Roman Fever AND OTHER STORIES", a work of some 300-odd pages, not one of 10 if that. Unfortunately, Amazon apparently has no compunction--nor indeed financial incentive--to screen out such cuckoo's egg product imposters.

This is not the first time I have run into materially different works being marketed as Kindle equivalents.
Zbr
I was rather shocked and disappointed that what I thought was a collection of short stories turned out to be a single short piece. I was aware of the price differential, but assumed it was due to the fact that one can obtain full-length Wharton books right here on Amazon for $0.00. I had hoped for a version with a degree of attentiveness in Kindle formatting usually lacking in the free offerings.

I really feel cheated, as I expected to be purchasing "Roman Fever AND OTHER STORIES", a work of some 300-odd pages, not one of 10 if that. Unfortunately, Amazon apparently has no compunction--nor indeed financial incentive--to screen out such cuckoo's egg product imposters.

This is not the first time I have run into materially different works being marketed as Kindle equivalents.
EROROHALO
So much better then expected or remembered.
EROROHALO
So much better then expected or remembered.
Meztisho
This book is really riveting; there is a lot of subtle symbolism and the plots and social commentary really tells a lot about the time period this was written.
Meztisho
This book is really riveting; there is a lot of subtle symbolism and the plots and social commentary really tells a lot about the time period this was written.
Mayno
I enjoyed this collection of what are considered some of Edith Wharton's finest short stories so much that I read it all over again, right after reading it the first time.

Some of the themes are familiar, such as people's sense of identity and social acceptance in upper-class society, but there is a large range of story lines, many of which deal with marital relationships and their various endings. This theme no doubt stems from Wharton's own long-term but troubled marriage, and she was among the first of 20th century writers to explore the topic of marital discord, infidelity, and divorce as openly as she did.

Wharton doesn't waste space on overly detailed descriptions of places or things; she zooms right into the heart of the matter. An outstanding collection of writing that I believe will stay with the reader for a long time after the last page is turned.
Mayno
I enjoyed this collection of what are considered some of Edith Wharton's finest short stories so much that I read it all over again, right after reading it the first time.

Some of the themes are familiar, such as people's sense of identity and social acceptance in upper-class society, but there is a large range of story lines, many of which deal with marital relationships and their various endings. This theme no doubt stems from Wharton's own long-term but troubled marriage, and she was among the first of 20th century writers to explore the topic of marital discord, infidelity, and divorce as openly as she did.

Wharton doesn't waste space on overly detailed descriptions of places or things; she zooms right into the heart of the matter. An outstanding collection of writing that I believe will stay with the reader for a long time after the last page is turned.
Oso
There is nothing much you can say about a classic. A classic is a classic for a reason. Edith Wharton is undeniably one of the best American writers and this book of short stories is another proof of it. It is a mark of a true talent to be able in a matter of 20-25 pages to reveal both deep nature of characters and expose society follies. Each story is a masterpiece which leaves you with a deeper understanding of suffocating restrictions of 19th century America and complexities of human nature. This book is a must read for anyone who appreciates quality literature.
Oso
There is nothing much you can say about a classic. A classic is a classic for a reason. Edith Wharton is undeniably one of the best American writers and this book of short stories is another proof of it. It is a mark of a true talent to be able in a matter of 20-25 pages to reveal both deep nature of characters and expose society follies. Each story is a masterpiece which leaves you with a deeper understanding of suffocating restrictions of 19th century America and complexities of human nature. This book is a must read for anyone who appreciates quality literature.
This short story is wonderfully complex and intriguing. Although it uses the late nineteenth century language, it is easy to understand and hard to put down until the end. Wonderful read for women looking for a motivational power-strive.
This short story is wonderfully complex and intriguing. Although it uses the late nineteenth century language, it is easy to understand and hard to put down until the end. Wonderful read for women looking for a motivational power-strive.