A Son At The Front

Edith WHARTON (1862 - 1937)

This is an overlooked novel by the author of House Of Mirth, Age Of Innocence, and more. She already became the first woman to win the Pulitzer prize for literature before this novel was written. Edith Wharton is known for her combination of social observations, criticism, and compassion. This WWI novel is told from the point of view of parents, forced to live their own lives when their son is at the front. John and Julia are divorced parents. When their only son George enlists, Julia and her second husband do their best to give him a desk job. But George shocks everybody by enlisting. His mother is horrified, his father and stepfather are secretly proud. But would he return alive? - Summary by Stav Nisser

Genre(s): War & Military Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter I Beth Thomas
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Play 02 Chapter II MLC13
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Play 03 Chapter III MLC13
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Play 04 Chapter IV MLC13
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Play 05 Chapter V MLC13
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Play 06 Chapter VI ChadH94
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Play 07 Chapter VII MLC13
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Play 08 Chapter VIII MLC13
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Play 09 Chapter IX ChadH94
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Play 10 Chapter X ChadH94
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Play 11 Chapter XI ChadH94
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Play 12 Chapter XII ChadH94
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Play 13 Chapter XIII ChadH94
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Play 14 Chapter XIV ChadH94
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Play 15 Chapter XV Riley McGuire
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Play 16 Chapter XVI ChadH94
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Play 17 Chapter XVII ChadH94
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Play 18 Chapter XVIII ChadH94
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Play 19 Chapter XIX ChadH94
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Play 20 Chapter XX ChadH94
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Play 21 Chapter XXI MLC13
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Play 22 Chapter XXII MLC13
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Play 23 Chapter XXIII MLC13
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Play 24 Chapter XXIV MLC13
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Play 25 Chapter XXV MLC13
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Play 26 Chapter XXVI Claire Wilde
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Play 27 Chapter XXVII Alison Gilchrist
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Play 28 Chapter XXVIII Jeff Mattison
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Play 29 Chapter XXIX MLC13
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Play 30 Chapter XXX MLC13
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Play 31 Chapter XXXI Riley McGuire
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Play 32 Chapter XXXII Riley McGuire
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Play 33 Chapter XXXIII Riley McGuire
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Play 34 Chapter XXIV Riley McGuire
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Play 35 Chapter XXXV Riley McGuire
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Play 36 Chapter XXXVI Riley McGuire
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