A Son at the Front: A Library of America eBook Classic

A Son at the Front: A Library of America eBook Classic

by Edith Wharton

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Overview

Inspired by a young man Edith Wharton met during her war relief work in France, A Son at the Front(1923) opens in Paris on July 30, 1914, as Europe totters on thebrink of war. Expatriate American painter John Campton, whose only son George, having been born in Paris, must report for duty in the French army, struggles to keep his son away from the front while grappling with the moral implications of his actions. A poignant meditation on art and possession, fidelity and responsibility, A Son at the Front is Wharton’s indelible take on the war novel.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781598534849
Publisher: Library of America
Publication date: 11/10/2015
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 270
Sales rank: 583,928
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Edith Wharton (1862-1937) is a central figure in American literature, a masterful chronicler of her age and prolific writer in many modes. Her major works include The House of Mirth (1905), Ethan Frome (1911), The Custom of the Country (1913) and The Age of Innocence (1920), for which she received the Pulitzer Prize, the first awarded to a woman.

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

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction by Shari Benstock
Book One: Chapters I-IX
Book Two: Chapters X-XXIII
Book Three: Chapters XXIV-XXXI
Book Four: Chapters XXXII-XXXVI

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