Edith Wharton in Nixéville-Blercourt - February, 1915

from Letter from Edith Wharton to Henry James, 28 Feb. 1915, pages 437-438:

Dearest Cher Maître, After nearly six months at the same job I felt a yearning to get away for a few days, & also a great desire to find out what was really wanted in some of the hospitals near the front, from which such lamentable tales have reached us. It took a good deal of démarching & counter marching to get a laissez- passer…. However,…I did, a day or two ago, get a splendid permesso, & immediately loaded up the motor with clothes & medicaments & dashed off from Paris with Walter yesterday morning.... We went to Verdun..., stopping at Blercourt to see a touching…   more >>
cite as

Edith Wharton, Letter from Edith Wharton to Henry James, 28 Feb. 1915. In Anita Kermode and Frank Kermode (ed.), The Oxford book of letters (Oxford, 1995), p. 437-438. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1408466306865 accessed: 17 August, 2022

location of experience: Nixéville-Blercourt

Listeners

Edith Wharton
Writer
1862-1937

Experience Information

Date/Time February, 1915
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:38:27 +0100