The Question and Answer section for Roman Fever and Other Stories is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
One example of irony in Roman Fever is the title itself. Roman fever is a sickness.... a form of malaria. Alida's intense jealousy, like the fever, is a disease.
The ladies are from the United States.
There are two women, Mrs. Ansley and Mrs. Slade, as well as their two daughters, Barbara and Jenny.