Short Story Bibliographies: "Roman Fever "

Go to the main bibliography on Wharton's short stories. This resource includes books that also discuss this story.

Excerpts from criticism on "Roman Fever"


Bauer, Dale M. "Edith Wharton's 'Roman Fever': A Rune of History." College English 50.6 (1988): 681-93.

Berkove, Lawrence I. "'Roman Fever': A Mortal Malady." CEA Critic: An Official Journal of the College English Association 56.2 (1994): 56-60.

Bowlby, Rachel. "'I Had Barbara': Women's Ties and Wharton's 'Roman Fever'." Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 17.3 (2006): 37-51.

Comins, Barbara. "'Outrageous Trap': Envy and Jealousy in Wharton's 'Roman Fever' and Fitzgerald's 'Bernice Bobs Her Hair'." Edith Wharton Review 17.1 (2001): 9-12.

Koprince, Susan. "Edith Wharton, Henry James, and 'Roman Fever'." Journal of the Short Story in English 25 (1995): 21-31.

Mortimer, Armine Kotin. "Romantic Fever: The Second Story as Illegitimate Daughter in Wharton's 'Roman Fever'." Narrative 6.2 (1998): 188-98.

Petry, Alice Hall. "A Twist of Crimson Silk: Edith Wharton's 'Roman Fever'." Studies in Short Fiction 24.2 (1987): 163-66.

Salina, Jamil S. "Wharton's 'Roman Fever'." Explicator 65.2 (2007): 99-101.

Shaffer-Koros, Carole M. "Nietzsche, German Culture, and Edith Wharton." Edith Wharton Review 20.2 (2004): 7-10.

Sweeney, Susan Elizabeth, Katherine Joslin, and Alan Price. "Edith Wharton's Case of Roman Fever." Wretched Exotic: Essays on Edith Wharton in Europe. New York: Peter Lang, 1993. 313-31.