Edith Wharton's "Madame de Treymes" is a remarkable example of the form. It is the story of the tactical defeat but moral victory of an honest and upstanding American in his struggle to win a wife from a tightly united but feudally minded French aristocratic family. He loses, but they cheat. . . . In a masterpiece of brevity, Wharton dramatizes the contrast between the two opposing forces: the simple and proper old brownstone New York, low in style but high in principle, and the achingly beautiful but decadent Saint-Germain district of Paris. The issue is seamlessly joined.
Louis Auchincloss in the "Wall Street Journal," 2006
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Edith Wharton was born in 1862. She won the Pulitzer Prize for The Age of Innocence in 1920, and was the first woman to receive a Doctorate of Letters from Yale University. In 1930 she became a member of the American Academy of Arts and letters. She died in France at the age of 75.
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