Roman Fever Questions and Answers
by Edith Wharton

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How does the meaning of the term "Roman Fever" change throughout this story?

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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 Slade, Mrs. Slade had hoped that Mrs. Ansley would catch "Roman Fever" which then meant a real illness like malaria. 

Mrs. Ansley does catch the "Roman Fever"--both...

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