The age of desire

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Published 2013
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If behind every great man is a woman, behind Edith Wharton 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, it threatens everything certain in her life - especially her friendship with Anna. Wharton's real letters and diary entries are woven throughout this vivid journey through her early Gilded Age world.

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