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History World War I

Fighting France

From Dunkerque to Belport

by (author) Edith Wharton

foreword by Colm Toibin

Hesperus Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2010
World War I, Essays, Literary
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As nuanced in her observations of human behavior as she is in her vivid depictions of French landscape and architecture, Wharton fully exploited her unique position as consort to Walter Barry, president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Paris, which allowed her unparalleled access to life in the trenches. Sensitive without sentimentality, and offering a valuable and extremely rare female perspective of a war dominated by the male viewpoint, this Series of articles is nothing less than an inspirational testament to the strength of the human spirit at a time of the greatest adversity. 

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COLM TOIBIN is an award-winning novelist, short story writer and essayist. He is currently Mellon Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in New York.


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