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The Whartons return to 884 Park Avenue. [Letters 61-63] "The Theatres [Mrs. Fiske's performance in Tess]," The Commercial Advertiser, p. 9. The English actress, Mrs. Patrick Campbell, asks Edith to translate Hermann Sudermann's play, Es Lebe das Leben, which she completes in September, and which appears the following month in New York as The Joy of Living. [Lewis 110] The Whartons go to their rented home in Lenox. [Benstock 128] The Boer War ends with the signing of the treaty of Vereeniging. "The Quicksand" [short story], Harper's Magazine, 105: 13-2l.

She sees few people other than Walter Berry, Morton Fullerton, and Paul Bourget. [Letters 232-33; Lewis 295] 46 An Edith Wharton Chronology March 5 (Sun) "Summer Afternoon (Bodiam Castle, Sussex)" [poem], Scribner's Magazine, 49: 277-78. Writing to Barrett Wendell, a professor of English at Harvard, Edith tells him of having been in touch with William Dean Howells in America and Edmund Gosse in England as part of an effort to secure the Nobel Prize for Henry James. [Letters 234-35] April 6 (Thu) Teddy lands at Marseilles and goes to Paris.

Then, after a few more days in Paris, they return to Lenox, where, during the summer, Edith entertains many guests, including Henry James, Walter Berry, Sara Norton, Bay Lodge, and Egerton Winthrop. [Lewis 146-47] "The House of Mirth," Scribner's Magazine, 37: 738-53. Henry James makes a brief visit to The Mount, and Edith drives with him to Charles Eliot Norton's summer home at Ashfield. [Lewis 146] "The House of Mirth," Scribner's Magazine, 38: 81-100. The Whartons and Bay Lodge drive to South Berwick, Maine, the home of Sarah Orne Jewett.

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