Wharton | Edith

A Son at the Front

First Edition | First Printing



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First edition of A Son at the Front by Edith Wharton.

Octavo, 426pp. Full red cloth, title in gilt on spine and front cover. Stated “Published September, 1923” on copyright page. Solid text block, lightly bumped corners, otherwise fine. Previous ownership inscription to front endpaper. A nice example from the Golden Age author.

Born on January 24, 1862, into a wealthy New York family, Edith Wharton became a distinguished American novelist and short story writer. Breaking free from the societal norms of her privileged upbringing, Wharton explored the complexities of class, marriage, and morality in the Gilded Age through her acclaimed works such as The Age of Innocence and Ethan Frome. A prolific author, she was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1921 for her novel The Age of Innocence, solidifying her place as a literary pioneer in the early 20th century.

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New York


Charles Scribner's Sons


First Edition, First Printing

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Near Fine

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