Fighting France, from Dunkerque to Belfort

Edith WHARTON (1862 - 1937)

American novelist Edith Wharton was living in Paris when World War I broke out in 1914. She obtained permission to visit sites behind the lines, including hospitals, ravaged villages, and trenches. Fighting France records her travels along the front in 1914 and 1915, and celebrates the indomitable spirit of the French people. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)

Genre(s): Essays & Short Works, Modern (20th C)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 1 - Chapter 1 - The Look of Paris Elizabeth Klett
00:34:56
Play 02 2 - Chapter 2 - In Argonne Elizabeth Klett
00:40:13
Play 03 3 - Chapter 3 - In Lorraine and the Vosges Elizabeth Klett
00:39:09
Play 04 4 - Chapter 4 - In the North Elizabeth Klett
00:36:40
Play 05 5 - Chapter 5 - In Alsace Elizabeth Klett
00:30:45
Play 06 6 - Chapter 6 - The Tone of France Elizabeth Klett
00:18:32