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"Roman Fever"

Welcome back to Just Listen!  Today's story, by one of our foremost story contributors, Edith Wharton, has been the subject of scores of critical analyses and touches on numerous themes such as motherhood, aging, the accuracy of memory, and the search for truth, to name just a few.  

The plot concerns two women, lifelong acquaintances, who each have a secret that in the fullness of time, cries out to be divulged.

The surprise ending may send you back to the story for a second listen, just to experience again the flawless and nearly imperceptible movement of plot that is one of the hallmarks of an Edith Wharton story.