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Title:La ricompensa di una madre
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Publisher:Elliot
ISBN:8861923976
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Number of Pages:287
Category:Classics, Fiction, Literary fiction, American

La ricompensa di una madre by Edith Wharton, Maurizio Bartocci

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC La ricompensa di una madre Dopo aver trascorso un lungo periodo sulla costa francese insieme a una comunit di americani espatriati Kate Clephane decide di tornare dopo molti anni dalla sua famiglia a New York dove la buona societ l aveva messa al bando per aver abbandonato il marito e la figlia piccola A desiderare il suo ritorno la figlia Anne che vorrebbe la madre al suo fianco per le sue prossime nozze con Chris Fenno eroe di guerra ma anche uomo senza particolari talenti e abile arrampicatore sociale Le vere intenzioni di Chris nei confronti della figlia sono per l ultima delle preoccupazioni di Kate poich in passato l uomo stato suo amante e lei sente di esserne ancora innamorata Il dilemma morale della donna confessare alla figlia il suo segreto o tacere e il dramma che ne deriver riflettono i miti eterni di Edipo e Amleto e conducono a un finale che sorprese profondamente la morale dell epoca Uscito nel La ricompensa di una madre uno degli ultimi romanzi di Edith Wharton

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