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The Resource Edith Wharton abroad : selected travel writings, 1888-1920, Edith Wharton ; edited by Sarah Bird Wright

Edith Wharton abroad : selected travel writings, 1888-1920, Edith Wharton ; edited by Sarah Bird Wright

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Edith Wharton abroad : selected travel writings, 1888-1920
Title
Edith Wharton abroad
Title remainder
selected travel writings, 1888-1920
Statement of responsibility
Edith Wharton ; edited by Sarah Bird Wright
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Edith Wharton's seven works of travel have been called "brilliantly written and permanently interesting." For the first time, excerpts from each of these works have been made available to the general reader in a single volume. The collection spans a period of three decades: from the time of leisurely travel by chartered steam yacht, diligence, railway, and motor car during the belle epoque, through the horror and pathos of the French landscape during World War I, to the Morocco of 1917 - a country previously forbidden to most women and foreigners
  • Scornful of guidebooks, Edith Wharton focused instead on the "parentheses of travel"--The undiscovered by-ways of Europe, Morocco, and the Mediterranean. Among the sites she describes are the towns of Tirano, Brescia, Poitiers, and Chauvigny; the gardens of the Villa Caprarola and the Villa Aldobrandini, Frascati; Hippone and Goletta. Her account of Mount Athos in Greece (written in the recently discovered diary of her 1888 Mediterranean cruise), may be the first ever by an American. An intrepid reporter, she also depicts the front lines of Lorraine and the Vosges during World War I. She describes art, architecture, sculpture, and landscape with the eye of a knowledgeable connoisseur and the sensitivity of an observant and imaginative novelist. Open to all experiences, she is a voracious intellectual wanderer who often interprets the sights she sees in the light of the extensive historic, literary, and classical reading begun in her youth
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1862-1937
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Wharton, Edith
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3545.H16
LC item number
A6 1995c
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Wright, Sarah Bird
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  • Wharton, Edith
  • Wharton, Edith
  • Wharton, Edith
  • Voyages and travels
  • Travel
  • Voyages and travels
  • Récits de voyages
Label
Edith Wharton abroad : selected travel writings, 1888-1920, Edith Wharton ; edited by Sarah Bird Wright
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The cruise of the Vanadis (Africa, Chios, Smyrna, Mount Athos) -- Italian villas and their gardens (Villas near Rome, villas of Venetia) -- Italian backgrounds (August in Italy, Picturesque Milan) -- Motor-flight through France (From Rouen to Fontainebleau, Paris to Poitiers) -- Fighting France: from Dunkerque to Belfort (In Argonne, In Lorraine and the Vosges) -- French ways and their meanings -- In Morocco
Control code
31938286
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xxii, 216 pages
Isbn
9780312124175
Lccn
95003119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)31938286
Label
Edith Wharton abroad : selected travel writings, 1888-1920, Edith Wharton ; edited by Sarah Bird Wright
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The cruise of the Vanadis (Africa, Chios, Smyrna, Mount Athos) -- Italian villas and their gardens (Villas near Rome, villas of Venetia) -- Italian backgrounds (August in Italy, Picturesque Milan) -- Motor-flight through France (From Rouen to Fontainebleau, Paris to Poitiers) -- Fighting France: from Dunkerque to Belfort (In Argonne, In Lorraine and the Vosges) -- French ways and their meanings -- In Morocco
Control code
31938286
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xxii, 216 pages
Isbn
9780312124175
Lccn
95003119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)31938286

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