A Son at the Front
DescriptionWharton's antiwar masterpiece, now once again available, probes the devastation of World War I on the home front. Interweaving her own experiences of the Great War with themes of parental and filial love, art and self-sacrifice, national loyalties and class privilege, Wharton tells an intimate and captivating story of war behind the lines.
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"Extraordinarily poignant.... Heartrending, tragic, powerful, this is not to be missed."--Publishers Weekly
"Wharton has done nothing that equals this."--New York Times Book Review (1923)
"Wharton has painted a moving landscape."--War, Literature & the Arts