The Refugees: A Novel

The Refugees: A Novel

by Edith Wharton

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His sabbatical in Europe cut abruptly short by the opening hostilities of the First World War, Charlie Durand, a professor of romance languages, finds himself caught up with a wave of Belgian refugees fleeing to London. Rescued, as it were, by Audrey Rushworth, a flustered yet determined noblewoman, Charlie is hustled off to the English countryside. Only, Charlie isn’t really a refugee . . .

Playful and insightful, Edith Wharton’s “The Refugees” reflects the author’s experience supporting refugees in Paris during the First World War.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781443447720
Publisher: HarperPerennial Classics
Publication date: 06/16/2015
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 25
File size: 159 KB

About the Author

Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was born into a distinguished New York family and was educated privately in the United States and abroad. Among her best-known work is Ethan Frome (1911), which is considered her greatest tragic story, The House of Mirth (1905), and The Age of Innocence (1920), for which she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

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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