Coming Home

Coming Home The next day we started for Rechamp not sure if we could get through but bound to anyhow It was the coldest day we d had the sky steel the earth iron and a snow wind howling down on us from the

  • Title: Coming Home
  • Author: Edith Wharton
  • ISBN: 9781419113635
  • Page: 462
  • Format: Paperback
  • The next day we started for Rechamp, not sure if we could get through, but bound to, anyhow It was the coldest day we d had, the sky steel, the earth iron, and a snow wind howling down on us from the north The Vosges are splendid in winter In summer they are just plump puddingy hills when the wind strips them they turn to mountains And we seemed to have the whole countThe next day we started for Rechamp, not sure if we could get through, but bound to, anyhow It was the coldest day we d had, the sky steel, the earth iron, and a snow wind howling down on us from the north The Vosges are splendid in winter In summer they are just plump puddingy hills when the wind strips them they turn to mountains And we seemed to have the whole country to ourselves.

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    1. I can't remember where or when I heard about this short story, a digitised version of which is available at no cost from a number of sources. However, it's been reviewed by my GR friend Jan, so it's probably something I learned about from her. If so, thank you Jan! Unfortunately, I don't know the background to the work, although I do know that Edith Wharton was living in France during WWI and wrote a series of articles about her experiences, Fighting France. from Dunkerque to Belport, so she cle [...]

    2. A different track for Wharton. She can write about war with as much skill as she shows writing about high society. This one was not so much a satire as a showing of the horror of war.It was also interesting to see the different reactions of the two men when they found out who it was who occupied the injured man's home, as well as seeing the differences in how that captain acted in the home he occupied and in general.The ending was interesting, to see how the narrator reacted to his companions su [...]

    3. Very moving at times. Originally published in a magazine. One of a series of books republished because they were deemed too important to lose.The story is about what happened to the village and villa of Rechamp. A nasty commander who destroyed the properties of many, apparently just because he could. And the basis for the story is an interview with an ambulance driver on his return to Paris. There is discussion of German atrocities and of people on the line worrying about what was happening to t [...]

    4. Lo sto leggendo nella versione tradotta da Nicola Manuppelli ed edita da Mattioli 1885azon/ritorno-casa-EdLa crudeltà della guerra, e della vendetta, resa in poche pagine e senza alcun commento. Un grande esempio di scrittura.

    5. Edith Wharton was American but she was living in France duuring World War I and the subject found it's way into several of her stories. This short book was about a small French village, Rechamp, and a soldier who lived there and the aftermath of it's occupation and destruction. Edith Wharton was an amazing writer and her body of work was unsurpassed in her time.

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