French Ways and Their Meaning

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Edith Wharton was devoted to the French people and their culture. During the First World War, while living in France and devoting herself to numerous war and relief efforts, she wrote several essays about the French and the unique attributes of their civilization, having in mind particularly the need for both Americans and the English to understand the ways of a people whose nation they were defending in the Great War. These pieces were first published in book form in 1919, under the title French Ways and Their ...
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Edith Wharton was devoted to the French people and their culture. During the First World War, while living in France and devoting herself to numerous war and relief efforts, she wrote several essays about the French and the unique attributes of their civilization, having in mind particularly the need for both Americans and the English to understand the ways of a people whose nation they were defending in the Great War. These pieces were first published in book form in 1919, under the title French Ways and Their Meaning.
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This volume marks the first in a series of collaborations between the publisher and Edith Wharton Restoration, Inc., a group dedicated to promoting and preserving Wharton's works. A facsimile of the original 1919 edition, this offers her firsthand observations on French lifeas charming as Paris in the springthat she collected when living in the City of Lights.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780936399874
  • Publisher: Countryman Press, The
  • Publication date: 6/1/1997
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 0.41 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 8.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
A Note and Suggestions for Further Reading
Preface
I First Impressions 3
II Reverence 20
III Taste 39
IV Intellectual Honesty 57
V Continuity 76
VI The New Frenchwoman 98
VII In Conclusion 122
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