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. Now back in print, this edition of 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 analyzes Wharton's use of the genre of travel writing and places Wharton's work in the context of her life and times.
Edith Wharton (1862 1937) was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. She is 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.""
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