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Book Title: Madame de Treymes|
Date of issue: November 12th 2011
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The author of the book: Edith Wharton
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 597 KB
Edition: Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso S.p.A.
Read full description of the books Madame de Treymes:Um pequeno romance (praticamente uma novela) no qual ficam bem vincadas as diferenças basilares entre a velha aristocracia europeia (detentora de uma falsa moral e de um snobismo gritantes) e a burguesia norte-americana (autêntica, flexível e moralmente incorruptível).
Madame de Treymes é a representante dessa nobreza europeia fundada em falsos pressupostos religiosos e morais, e John Durham é o americano abastado que tenta libertar Madame de Malrive (a Fanny Frisbee da sua infância) de um casamento destruído.
A complexidade do carácter de Madame de Treymes, cunhada de Fanny, é bem explorada ao longo de “Corações na Penumbra”… Se num momento se revela como a mais enganadora das aliadas, no outro redime-se e arrepende-se (ou assim pensamos) com uma lágrima que rola pela sua face delgada… Uma pobre boa mulher que castigara o suficiente um pobre bom homem.
Interessante, sem dúvida, mas uma amostra escassa do que acredito ser o inegável talento de Edith Wharton.
Read information about the authorEdith Newbold Jones was born into such wealth and privilege that her family inspired the phrase "keeping up with the Joneses." The youngest of three children, Edith spent her early years touring Europe with her parents and, upon the family's return to the United States, enjoyed a privileged childhood in New York and Newport, Rhode Island. Edith's creativity and talent soon became obvious: By the age of eighteen she had written a novella, (as well as witty reviews of it) and published poetry in the Atlantic Monthly.
After a failed engagement, Edith married a wealthy sportsman, Edward Wharton. Despite similar backgrounds and a shared taste for travel, the marriage was not a success. Many of Wharton's novels chronicle unhappy marriages, in which the demands of love and vocation often conflict with the expectations of society. Wharton's first major novel, The House of Mirth, published in 1905, enjoyed considerable literary success. Ethan Frome appeared six years later, solidifying Wharton's reputation as an important novelist. Often in the company of her close friend, Henry James, Wharton mingled with some of the most famous writers and artists of the day, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, André Gide, Sinclair Lewis, Jean Cocteau, and Jack London.
In 1913 Edith divorced Edward. She lived mostly in France for the remainder of her life. When World War I broke out, she organized hostels for refugees, worked as a fund-raiser, and wrote for American publications from battlefield frontlines. She was awarded the French Legion of Honor for her courage and distinguished work.
The Age of Innocence, a novel about New York in the 1870s, earned Wharton the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1921 -- the first time the award had been bestowed upon a woman. Wharton traveled throughout Europe to encourage young authors. She also continued to write, lying in her bed every morning, as she had always done, dropping each newly penned page on the floor to be collected and arranged when she was finished. Wharton suffered a stroke and died on August 11, 1937. She is buried in the American Cemetery in Versailles, France.
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