TrackChapterLength
11 - Chapter 1 - The Look of Paris34:46
22 - Chapter 2 - In Argonne40:08
33 - Chapter 3 - In Lorraine and the Vosges39:05
44 - Chapter 4 - In the North36:35
55 - Chapter 5 - In Alsace30:39
66 - Chapter 6 - The Tone of France18:34

Notes
Running time: 3 hours and 20 minutes
Read by: Elizabeth Klett
Book Coordinator: Elizabeth Klett
Meta Coordinator: Elizabeth Klett
Proof Listener: Sue Anderson

Artwork
Cover:  Ruins of Marfaux captured by the 62nd Division, July 21-23, 1918, during The Second Battle of the Marne.
Inset:  Title page to the first edition
Inset:  Photograph Edith Wharton, taken by E. F. Cooper, at Newport, Rhode Island, circa 1889
Insert: Illustrations from Fighting France

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When the First World War broke out Edith Wharton, who had settled permanently in Paris after the breakup of her marriage, joined the French Red Cross and began to record her experiences so that Americans would have a better understanding of the war and its consequences. She was one of the few foreigners permitted to travel to the front lines and with her novelist’s eye vividly described the destruction of the countryside, the oppressive dread of the trenches, the “sudden scream of a battery”, and a military hospital populated by “battered, shattered, frostbitten, deafened and half-paralysed” soldiers from the front.   She manages to maintain an analytical distance from the subject which gives her the perspective to fully and clearly describe the utterly hellish reality of the war on the ground.  The articles appeared in Scribner’s Magazine in 1915 and were published in book form as Fighting France, From Dunkerque to Belfort in 1918 as part of The War on All Fronts series.

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Item Info
EAN 0701236969474
Media MP3 CD
Package DVD Case
Author Edith Wharton (1862 - 1937)
Recording
Read by Elizabeth Klett
Length 3 hours and 20 minutes
Type Solo reading

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Fighting France, From Dunkerque to Belfort

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