The Valley of Decision

Edith WHARTON (1862 - 1937)

Odo Valsecca, a promising nobleman, inherits a dukedom at a young age and, over the course of his young life, must quickly learn the politics of royalty as he deals with other nobles, the church, the free-thinking movement, and, of course, his subjects, the peasants. Will he be able to rise to power in time, or will he quickly buckle under the pressures of the Italian court during the seventeenth century? Published in 1902, The Valley of Decision is Edith Wharton's first full length novel. - Summary by Mary Kay

Genre(s): Historical Fiction

Language: English

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Play 00 Dedication. Robert Keiper
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Play 01 Book I. The Old Order. Section 1.1 Robert Keiper
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Play 02 Book I. The Old Order. Section 1.2 Robert Keiper
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Play 05 Book I. The Old Order. Section 1.5 Robert Keiper
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Play 06 Book I. The Old Order. Section 1.6 Robert Keiper
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Play 07 Book I. The Old Order. Section 1.7 Robert Keiper
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Play 08 Book I. The Old Order. Section 1.8 Robert Keiper
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Play 09 Book I. The Old Order. Section 1.9 Robert Keiper
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Play 10 Book II. The New Light. Section 2.1 Robert Keiper
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Play 11 Book II. The New Light. Section 2.2 Robert Keiper
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Play 12 Book II. The New Light. Section 2.3 Robert Keiper
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Play 13 Book II. The New Light. Section 2.4 Robert Keiper
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Play 14 Book II. The New Light. Section 2.5 Robert Keiper
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Play 15 Book II. The New Light. Section 2.6 Robert Keiper
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Play 16 Book II. The New Light. Section 2.7 Robert Keiper
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Play 17 Book II. The New Light. Section 2.8 Robert Keiper
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Play 18 Book II. The New Light. Mirandolina's Story Robert Keiper
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Play 19 Book II. The New Light. Section 2.9 Robert Keiper
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Play 20 Book II. The New Light. Section 2.10 Robert Keiper
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Play 21 Book II. The New Light. Section 2.11 Robert Keiper
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Play 22 Book II. The New Light. Section 2.12 Robert Keiper
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Play 23 Book II. The New Light. Section 2.13 Robert Keiper
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Play 24 Book II. The New Light. Section 2.14 Robert Keiper
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Play 25 Book II. The New Light. Section 2.15 Robert Keiper
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Play 26 Book III. The Choice. Section 3.1 Robert Keiper
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Play 27 Book III. The Choice. Section 3.2 Robert Keiper
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Play 28 Book III. The Choice. Section 3.3 Robert Keiper
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Play 30 Book III. The Choice. Section 3.5 Robert Keiper
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Play 31 Book III. The Choice. Section 3.6 Robert Keiper
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Play 32 Book III. The Choice. Section 3.7 Robert Keiper
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Play 33 Book IV. The Reward. Section 4.1 Robert Keiper
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Play 34 Book IV. The Reward. Section 4.2 Robert Keiper
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Play 35 Book IV. The Reward. Section 4.3 Robert Keiper
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Play 36 Book IV. The Reward. Section 4.4 Robert Keiper
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Play 37 Book IV. The Reward. Section 4.5 Robert Keiper
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Play 38 Book IV. The Reward. Section 4.6 Robert Keiper
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Play 39 Book IV. The Reward. Section 4.7 Robert Keiper
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Play 40 Book IV. The Reward. Section 4.8 Robert Keiper
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Play 41 Book IV. The Reward. Section 4.9 Robert Keiper
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Play 42 Book IV. The Reward. Section 4.10 Robert Keiper
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Play 43 Book IV. The Reward. Section 4.11 Robert Keiper
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