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This is an auction for A MOTOR-FLIGHT THROUGH FRANCE by Edith Wharton.

Introduction by Julian Barnes.

"A portrait of a long-forgotten France; a country that, when Wharton ranged over it in her 1904 Panhard-Levassor, was largely unchanged from medieval times."
- New York Times Book Review

"Those who have been charmed with Mrs Wharton's novels will not be disappointed by her venture into the unfamiliar role of a travel writer."
- New York Times (1908)

"Wharton's reflections will still charm those who've been and those who dream. A nice addition to American literature as well as travel collections."
- Library Journal

Amazon.com review:

"“Shedding the turn-of-the-century social confines she felt existed for women in America, Edith Wharton set out in the newly invented ‘motor-car’ to explore the cities and countryside of France. In A MOTOR-FLIGHT THROUGH FRANCE, originally published in 1908, Wharton combines the power of her prose, her love for travel, and her affinity for France to produce this compelling travelogue. It will interest students of American literature as well as those who wish to see France through the eyes of a great American writer. The introduction analyses Wharton's use of the genre of travel writing and places Wharton's work in the context of her life and times."

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Edith Wharton (1862–1937) was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. She was the author of such classics in American literature as The House of Mirth, The Custom of the Country, The Age of Innocence, and Ethan Frome.

Hardback 1995.

195 pages.

Photographs throughout.

Very good condition.

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There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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