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.
Thorndike Press large print basic series.
Bahlmann, Anna Catherine, 1849-1916 -- Fiction.
Female friendship -- Fiction.
Private secretaries -- Fiction.
Self-realization in women -- Fiction.
Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937 -- Fiction.
Large type books.