A Son at the Front (Hardcover)
Northern Illinois University Press, 9780875802039, 239pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 1995
Wharton's antiwar masterpiece, now once again available, probes the devastation of World War I on the home front. Interweaving her own experiences of the Great War with themes of parental and filial love, art and self-sacrifice, national loyalties and class privilege, Wharton tells an intimate and captivating story of war behind the lines.
About the Author
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.
Praise For A Son at the Front…
"Extraordinarily poignant.... Heartrending, tragic, powerful, this is not to be missed."—Publishers Weekly
"Wharton has done nothing that equals this."—New York Times Book Review (1923)
"Wharton has painted a moving landscape."—War, Literature & the Arts