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The author of the book: Edith Wharton
Language: English
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The size of the: 37.43 MB
Edition: Editions du Mercure de France
Date of issue: November 5th 2015

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Edith Wharton adorait la France et aimait aussi beaucoup les voyages en voiture. Avec son mari Teddy, entre 1906 et 1907, c’est dans une Panhard et Levassor 15hp achetée d’occasion à Londres qu’ils effectuent ce "tour de France", parfois accompagnés de Henry James.

Évidemment, les Wharton ne conduisent pas eux-mêmes, ils ont un chauffeur, et leurs bagages arrivent par chemin de fer, avec quelques domestiques, aux étapes les plus importantes. On voyage avec style !

Les Wharton sont des francophiles extrêmement cultivés et des touristes avertis. Partis de Boulogne, ils filent vers Amiens, Beauvais, puis Rouen. Ils continuent vers la Loire et l’Indre, puis font étape à Nohant sur les terres de George Sand. Paris, Poitiers, les Pyrénées, la Provence, l’Est… rien ne les arrête ! En route, ils admirent tout, les cathédrales, bien sûr, les paysages, les villages, mais aussi les Français, leur civisme, leur élégance, leur bonne humeur et leur façon intelligente de profiter de la vie…

Avec ce récit en forme de carte postale, Edith Wharton nous fait revisiter et redécouvrir lieux et monuments avec une chaleur et un enthousiasme communicatifs.

Publié aux États-Unis en 1908 avec succès, La France en automobile n’avait jamais été traduit en français jusqu’à aujourd’hui.

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Ebook La France en automobile (Bibliothèque étrangère) read Online! Edith Newbold Jones was born into such wealth and privilege that her family inspired the phrase "keeping up with the Joneses." The youngest of three children, Edith spent her early years touring Europe with her parents and, upon the family's return to the United States, enjoyed a privileged childhood in New York and Newport, Rhode Island. Edith's creativity and talent soon became obvious: By the age of eighteen she had written a novella, (as well as witty reviews of it) and published poetry in the Atlantic Monthly.

After a failed engagement, Edith married a wealthy sportsman, Edward Wharton. Despite similar backgrounds and a shared taste for travel, the marriage was not a success. Many of Wharton's novels chronicle unhappy marriages, in which the demands of love and vocation often conflict with the expectations of society. Wharton's first major novel, The House of Mirth, published in 1905, enjoyed considerable literary success. Ethan Frome appeared six years later, solidifying Wharton's reputation as an important novelist. Often in the company of her close friend, Henry James, Wharton mingled with some of the most famous writers and artists of the day, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, André Gide, Sinclair Lewis, Jean Cocteau, and Jack London.

In 1913 Edith divorced Edward. She lived mostly in France for the remainder of her life. When World War I broke out, she organized hostels for refugees, worked as a fund-raiser, and wrote for American publications from battlefield frontlines. She was awarded the French Legion of Honor for her courage and distinguished work.

The Age of Innocence, a novel about New York in the 1870s, earned Wharton the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1921 -- the first time the award had been bestowed upon a woman. Wharton traveled throughout Europe to encourage young authors. She also continued to write, lying in her bed every morning, as she had always done, dropping each newly penned page on the floor to be collected and arranged when she was finished. Wharton suffered a stroke and died on August 11, 1937. She is buried in the American Cemetery in Versailles, France.
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