Madame De Treymes
Edith Wharton specialized in depicting the internal struggles of people
trapped in relationships or social constraints and yearning to break
free without knowing how.
Her stories critique the society of the very rich and comment upon the overwhelming materialism and hypocrisy of it while generally avoiding the pedantic or rote judgment of any of the characters.
Madame de Treymes compares American and European society and mores.