"Roman Fever" is a short story by American writer Edith Wharton. It was first
published in the magazine Liberty in 1934, and was later included in Wharton's
When Roman fever stalked the streets it must have been comparatively easy ....
The term malaria itself derives from the Italian words mala aria, meaning bad air.
Sep 29, 2009 ... Bauer, Dale M. “Edith Wharton's “Roman Fever”: A Rune of History. .... both and
explanation of the title within the historical context of Rome and ...
eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Roman Fever. ... The
double meaning of "Roman Fever" is that it refers literally to an feverish ailment to
The setting of Edith Wharton's short story “Roman Fever”. (1934) is consciously
.... If the interpretation and use of stories is an issue within this one, there is also ...
Mar 11, 2008 ... Mrs. Slade and Mrs. Ansley have known each other for a long time. When they
were young girls both competing for the attention of Delphin ...
While Roman fever probably refers to malaria, Wharton's metaphoric use of ... or
friendship--are so intertwined in this story that the definite meaning of the title is
unclear. Roman fever may be a metaphor for transgressive sexuality, for sexual ...
From the table at which they had been lunching two American ladies of ripe but
well-cared-for middle age moved across the lofty terrace of the Roman restaurant
Jan 22, 2013 ... Like "The Other Two" and "Autres Temps," Wharton's 1934 story, "Roman Fever"
deals with its characters' perceptions of themselves and others ...
In Edith Wharton's short story "Roman Fever," two old friends meet up in Rome
and enjoy a meal together while their daughters explore the city in the company ...