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A Son at the Front

A Son at the Front

Author(s): Edith Wharton

Location(s): Paris

Genre(s): Historical

Era(s): WW1



The novel focusses on the painter Compton, in Paris, and opens 30th July 1914. The novel explores family and sexual bonds, the value of art during war and cultural values.

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A poignant and thoughtful exploration of the impact of war.

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