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Roman Fever

Edith Wharton was a famous American novelist, poet, and short story author.  Wharton’s final short story collection, The World Over, was published in 1936, and “Roman Fever” is a story from that collection.  “Roman Fever” concerns two wealthy American ladies, Mrs. Ansley and Mrs. Slade, who are visiting Rome with their daughters.  These older widows seem friendly, but secretly despise each other, as they both were in love years ago with Mrs. Slade’s late husband.  Mrs. Ansley finally reveals that her daughter was really fathered by Mr. Slade, not Mr. Ansley!

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Term

  • Wharton, Edith  (Books – Exact Phrase – East Campus)

Call Number for Browsing the Shelves

  • PS3545 .H16

Circulating Books and Materials – A Selected List

  • Bloom, Harold  (Editor).  Modern Critical Views: Edith Wharton. 1986.

                          Call Number:  PS3545 .H16  Z645 1986    *(See pages 12, 27-28.)

  • McDowell, Margaret.  Edith Wharton (Revised Edition). 1991.    

                        Call Number:  PS3545 .H16  Z745 1991    *(See pages  81, 83, 130.)

  • Singley, Carol (Editor).  A Historical Guide to Edith Wharton. 2003.

                     Call Number:  PS 3545 .H16  Z663  2003    *(See pages  64,  252.)

  • Wharton, Edith.  Collected Stories: 1911-1937. 2001b.

                       Call Number:  PS 3545 .H16  A6  2001b    *(See pages 749-762.)

Reference Materials

  • Masterplots II: Short Story Series (Revised Ed.). Call Number:  REF PN3326 .M27 2004

o Volume 6,  pages 3451-3454

  • Short Stories for Students.Call Number:  REF PN3330  .S386

o Volume 7, pages 298-315

  • Short Story Criticism.Call Number:  REF PN3321 . S5

o Volume 6, pages 423-424

o Volume 120, pages 258, 317-324, 331-338, 347, 352

  • Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. Call Number:  REF PN771 .G27 

o Volume 3, page 571

o Volume 129, pages 364-365

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  • JSTOR
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  • OmniFile Full Text Mega 
  • Virtual Reference Library   *(Use  Subject Guide Search.  Type in  Wharton, Edith.) 

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