A Motor-Flight through France

A Motor-Flight through France

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by Edith Wharton
     
 

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Edith Wharton proclaims in the opening lines of A Motor-flight through France that "the motor-car has restored the romance of travel"—then sets off in the new invention to explore the cities and countryside of the nation she loved above all. Wharton's spirited account of her journey is a declaration of her passion for travel and her deep affinity for

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Edith Wharton proclaims in the opening lines of A Motor-flight through France that "the motor-car has restored the romance of travel"—then sets off in the new invention to explore the cities and countryside of the nation she loved above all. Wharton's spirited account of her journey is a declaration of her passion for travel and her deep affinity for the people and places of France.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A portrait of a long-forgotten France, a country that, when Wharton ranged over it in her 1904 Panhard-Levassor, was largely unchanged from medieval times."—New York Times Book Review

"Those who have been charmed with Mrs. Wharton's novels will not be disappointed by her venture into the unfamiliar role of a travel writer."—New York Times (1908)

"Wharton's reflections will still charm those who've been and those who dream. A nice addition to American literature as well as travel collections."—Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935633006
Publisher:
Atlas
Publication date:
10/12/2010
Series:
Atlas Pocket Classics Series
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
4.80(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Pulitzer Prize-winning American writer and designer Edith Wharton (1862-1937) is the author of The House of Mirth, The Age of Innocence, Ethan Frome, The Decoration of Houses, and many other books.

Brief Biography

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
Education:
Educated privately in New York and Europe

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A Motor-Flight Through France 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
TheNightBus More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.