Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. She is the author of such classics in American literature as The House of Mirth, The Custom of the Country, The Age of Innocence, and Ethan Frome.
A Motor-Flight Through Franceby Edith Wharton
Originally published in 1908, 'A Motor-Flight Through France' was Edith Wharton's first French travel book and is considered one of the best of her always superior and original travel books. Based on three automobile journeys taken in 1906 and 1907, the book points up the perfections of France during the Belle Époque. "The motor-car has restored the romance of travel" Edith Wharton
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- 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)
Meet the Author
- Date of Birth:
- January 24, 1862
- Date of Death:
- August 11, 1937
- Place of Birth:
- New York, New York
- Place of Death:
- Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, France
- Educated privately in New York and Europe
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Wharton at her best. Absolutely charming descriptions of travel through France, the houses, the people, the countryside. Delicious repartee with her traveling companion, Henry James. The new e-book edition is beautifully produced, and the introduction by travel writer Lavinia Spalding is a Must Read. Highly recommended!
i decided a while back to read some travel lit. i found this book on here, and since i had enjoyed a couple of edith's novels, i thought this would be good. it is terrible. it seems like something thrown together by an editor. the book started, in fact, as articles for a magazine, but edith should have worked harder on intergrating them into a book.