Roman Fever

Roman Fever

Roman Fever by Edith Wharton

Types of Story:
Subtle story of envy and revenge

Setting:
Two wealthy American widows lunching in a restaurant in Rome with a view of the Palatine and the Forum. It was during Spring time.

Plot:
Tow women who have been envious of each other lives met again in Rome and were reminiscing about their girlhood days spent there. Mrs. Slade reveals to Mrs. Ansley that she was the one who sent her the note from Mr. Slade, asking her to meet him at the coliseum. Ms. Slade was jealous of Mrs. Ansley and wanted to keep Mr. Slade at any cost, including letting Mrs. Ansley catch Roman Fever. Mrs. Slade realizes that her plan had filed and that Mr. Slade and Mrs. Ansley did meet that night. But Mrs. Slade still felt she had ultimately won because she ended up with

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