By Edith Wharton

ISBN-10: 159853484X

ISBN-13: 9781598534849

Encouraged by way of a tender guy Edith Wharton met in the course of her war relief paintings in France, A Son on the Front(1923) opens in Paris on July 30, 1914, as Europe totters on the point of battle.

Expatriate American painter John Campton, whose in simple terms son George, having been born in Paris, needs to file for responsibility within the French army, struggles to maintain his son clear of front while grappling with the ethical implications of his actions. A poignant meditation on paintings and ownership, fidelity and responsibility, A Son on the Front is Wharton’s indelible tackle the battle novel.

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