Northern Illinois University Press


A Son at the Front

Edith Wharton

Introduction by Shari Benstock

"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

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.

ISBN: 978-0-87580-203-9
(1995) 239 pp.
cloth $20.00x

ISBN: 978-0-87580-568-9
(2015) 239 pp.
paper $20.00x

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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ISBN: 978-0-87580-203-9
cloth $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-87580-568-9
paper $20.00