The Marne: a tale of the war

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Edith Wharton

Narrated By: Elizabeth Klett

Date: January 2017

Duration: 1 hours 56 minutes

Summary:

American writer Edith Wharton is known for her novels of manners set in old New York; yet much of her adult life was spent in France. She lived in Paris throughout World War I and was heavily involved in refugee work. Her 1918 novella The Marne dramatizes the events of the war as seen through the eyes of 15-year-old Troy Belknap, an American boy who longs to join up and save his beloved France. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)

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  • Anonymous

    This read left me with a slight taste of disgust, just as the writer intended I guess; the style and attitude of the upper class Americans towards the war is quite disgusting, nevertheless the foolish longing of the maine character, Troy, to fight in a real battle. The author describes France and the war scenery in every detail, it unfolds in front of the eyes of the reader. Overall it is a fair read, I rate it 3 stars because of the unpleasant feelings it has left in me. As for the narration, exceptional as it is always with Elizabeth Klett; I especially enjoyed her beautiful and accurate french accent. Bravo Elizabeth!

  • Ron T.

    Probably an accurate account of the Americans attitude towards France prior to actually landing there. Also the snuitty upper class/wealthy ladies and gentlemen of the time. Overall a fair read.

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