Edith Wharton’s Morocco

An American historian of the Middle East and North Africa transforms the tools of scholarly inquiry into a means of self-examination.  She seeks to examine her middle-aged nostalgia for youthful adventures in Morocco by tracing Edith Wharton’s journey to Morocco. Stacy E. Holden relies on her Gilded Age doppelganger as a catalyst for reevaluating her life and assessing what really matters as she accepts her present and embraces the uncertainties of the future.