Hard Cover. London: Macmillan & Co., 1918. First Edition. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
First English edition, first printing. Original publisher's orange cloth, lettered gilt, plain printed dust jacket lettered in red. Near fine with light rubbing to the extremities; jacket chipped with minor loss to the spine ends, spine toned, light soiling, price sticker to upper front panel. Overall, a very good copy in the scarce dust jacket. Edith Wharton drew on her own experience of living in Pairs during World War I to write The Marne. Wharton stayed in France for the duration of the war while many of her American counterparts fled. The story follows the fifteen-year-old New Yorker Troy Belknap who was stranded in France while on his summer vacation as the German army invaded. Troy longs to fight for France despite his young age. Wharton's own love of France is mirrored in the character of Troy.