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Edith motors to Luxembourg, where she joins Berenson for a four-week tour of Germany, visiting Cologne, Bad Nauheim, Frankfurt, Wtirzburg, Fulda, Weimar, and Dresden, where they see Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier, which Edith later called "the crowning joy" of the trip. " [Lewis 353-54; Glance 332-33] September "The Custom of the Country," Scribner's Magazine, 54: 4 (Thu) October 18 (Sat) 18 368-76. Edith begins a motor trip back to Paris by herself. [Letters 312] Edith goes briefly to England, sees James, and negotiates to buy Coopersale.

M. " [Letters 199-200] Writing to Fullerton, Edith tells of her plan to spend time at Lamb House with James, who is suffering from nervous depreSSion, and to have Teddy come to Folkestone for a fortnight while she shuttles between them. [Letters 201-04] Teddy joins her at Folkestone. They return to Paris in early April. [Letters 205; Lewis 283] 44 An Edith Wharton Chronology April 25 (Mon) Edith gives a tea-party at 53 Rue de Varenne for Theodore Roosevelt, who is on a tour of Africa and Europe.

229-30. 1914 June 28 (Sun) July 10 (Fri) 28 29 August 1 (Sat) 1 3 19 27 Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Hapsburg throne, is assassinated at Sarajevo, Bosnia, by a Serbian. Edith and Walter Berry leave Paris for a motor tour through Spain. [Lewis 362] Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia. Edith and Walter Berry arrive back in Paris. [Letters 332] "The Triumph of Night" [short story], Scribner's Magazine, 56: 149-62. Germany declares war on Russia. A general mobilization is declared in France.

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