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The Age of Desire

(2012)
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For 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 behind every great man is a woman. Behind Edith Wharton, there 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, Morton Fullerton, and is at last opened to the world of the sensual, it threatens everything certain in her life but especially her abiding friendship with Anna. As Edith's marriage crumbles and Anna's disapproval threatens to shatter their lifelong bond, the women must face the fragility at the heart of all friendships.

Told through the points of view of both women, The Age of Desire takes us on a vivid journey through Wharton's early Gilded Age world: Paris with its glamorous literary salons and dark secret cafés, the Whartons' elegant house in Lenox, Massachusetts, and Henry James's manse in Rye, England.

Edith's real letters and intimate diary entries are woven throughout the book. The Age of Desire brings to life one of literature's most beloved writers, whose own story was as complex and nuanced as that of any of the heroines she created.

 
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Used availability for Jennie Fields's The Age of Desire


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Hardback Editions

June 2013 : UK Hardback
Title: The Age of Desire
Author(s): Jennie Fields
ISBN: 1-4448-1550-4 / 978-1-4448-1550-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
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January 2013 : USA Hardback
Title: The Age of Desire (Basic)
Author(s): Jennie Fields
ISBN: 1-4104-5457-6 / 978-1-4104-5457-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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August 2012 : UK Hardback
Title: The Age of Desire
Author(s): Jennie Fields
ISBN: 0-09-194971-8 / 978-0-09-194971-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ebury Press (Fiction)
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August 2012 : USA Hardback
Title: The Age of Desire: A Novel
Author(s): Jennie Fields
ISBN: 0-670-02368-X / 978-0-670-02368-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
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Paperback Editions

August 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: The Age of Desire
Author(s): Jennie Fields
ISBN: 0-09-194973-4 / 978-0-09-194973-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ebury Press (Fiction)
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May 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: The Age of Desire
Author(s): Jennie Fields
ISBN: 0-14-312328-9 / 978-0-14-312328-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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August 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: The Age of Desire
Author(s): Jennie Fields
ISBN: 0-09-194972-6 / 978-0-09-194972-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ebury Press (Fiction)
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2012 : USA Paperback
Title: The Age of Desire
Author(s): Jennie Fields
ISBN: 1-62490-005-4 / 978-1-62490-005-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pamela Dorman / Viking
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Audio Editions

December 2012 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Age of Desire
Author(s): Jennie Fields
ISBN: 1-62064-063-5 / 978-1-62064-063-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: AudioGO
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August 2012 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Age of Desire
Author(s): Jennie Fields
ISBN: 0-7927-8905-9 / 978-0-7927-8905-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audiogo
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August 2012 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Age of Desire
Author(s): Jennie Fields
ISBN: 0-7927-8946-6 / 978-0-7927-8946-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audiogo
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Kindle Editions

August 2012 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Age of Desire
Author(s): Jennie Fields
Publisher: Ebury Digital
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August 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Age of Desire: A Novel
Author(s): Jennie Fields
Publisher: Penguin Books
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