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A Motor-Flight Through France
Introduction by Mary Suzanne Schriber
"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."ŚNew 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."ŚNew 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."ŚLibrary Journal
Shedding the turn-of-the-century social confines she felt existed for women in America, Edith Wharton set out in the newly invented "motor-car" to explore the cities and countryside of France. In A Motor-Flight Through France, originally published in 1908, Wharton combines the power of her prose, her love for travel, and her affinity for France to produce this compelling travelogue.
(1991) 251 pp., illus.
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