What do Mrs. Slade and Mrs. Ansley have in common in "Roman Fever"?  

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Mrs. Shade and Mrs. Ansley share a similar social background. They're both part of the gilded upper-class world that Edith Wharton wrote about so often. More importantly, Alida and Grace are linked by Delphin. Alida Slade is Delphin's widow, and Grace Ansley was once his lover.

Of course, Mrs. Slade is blissfully unaware of any of this until right at the end of the story. She'd never have thought in a million years that Delphin, her Delphin, would've been involved in a sexual relationship with Grace, especially after Alida sent her that false letter as a joke. But he most certainly did get...

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