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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 friendship They say that behind every great man is a great woman. Behind Edith Wharton, there was Anna Bahlmann her governess turned literary secretary and confidante.At the age of forty-five, despite her growing fame, Edith remains unfulfilled in a lonely, sexless marriage. Against all the rules of Gilded Age society, she falls in love with Morton Fullerton, a dashing young journalist. But their scandalous affair threatens everything in Edith s life especially her abiding ties to Anna. At a moment of regained popularity for Wharton, Jennie Fields brilliantly interweaves Wharton s real letters and diary entries with her fascinating, untold love story.Told through the points of view of both Edith and Anna, The Age of Desire transports readers to the golden days of Wharton s turn-of-the century world and like the recent bestseller The Chaperone effortlessly re-creates the life of an unforgettable woman.
- Author BiographyJennie Fields received an MFA from the Iowa Writers Workshop. The author of the novels Lily Beach, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, and The Middle Ages, she spent twenty-five years as an advertising creative director in New York and now lives with her husband in Nashville, Tennessee.
- Author(s)Jennie Fields
- PublisherPenguin Books
- Date of Publication28/05/2013
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPenguin Books
- Out-of-print date22/12/2016
- Weight295 g
- Width140 mm
- Height208 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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