A Son at the Front
Edith Wharton (Author)
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.
Northern Illinois University Press
September 01, 1995
6.06 X 0.68 X 8.99 inches | 0.93 pounds
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About the Author
Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was an American novelist--the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Age of Innocence in 1921--as well as a short story writer, playwright, designer, reporter, and poet. Born into one of New York's elite families, she drew upon her knowledge of upper class aristocracy to realistically portray the lives and morals of the Gilded Age.
""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"