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The misery of feeling himself a big boy, long-limbed, strong-limbed, old enough for evening clothes, champagne, the classics, biology, and views on international politics, and yet able to do nothing but hang about marble hotels and pore over newspapers, while rank on rank, and regiment on regiment, the youth of France and England, swung through the dazed streets and packed the endless trains—the misery of this was so great to Troy that he became, as the days dragged on, more than ever what his mother called 'callous,' sullen, humiliated, resentful at being associated with all the rich Americans flying from France. ...Where he had seen the sociable gossiping life of the narrow streets, young men lounging at the blacksmith's, blue-sleeved carters sitting in the wine-shops while their horses shook off the flies in the hot sunshine of the village square, black-pinafored children coming home from school, the fat curé stopping to talk to little old ladies under the church porch, girls with sleek hair calling to each other from the doorways of the shops, and women in sunburnt gingham bending over the village wash-trough or leaning on their rakes among the hayricks—where all this had been, now only a few incalculably old people sat in the doorways and looked with bewildered eyes at strange soldiers fulfilling the familiar tasks.
About Edith Wharton, the Author:
Funston, writing on Edith Wharton in American National Biography, 'What is most notable about A Backward Glance, however, is what it does not tell: her criticism of Lucretia Jones her mother, her difficulties with Teddy, and her affair with Morton Fullerton, which did not come to light until her papers, deposited in Yale's Beinecke Rare Book Room and Manuscript Library, were opened in 1968.' ...The Touchstone (1900) The Valley of Decision (1902) Sanctuary (1903) The House of Mirth (1905) Madame de Treymes (1907) The Fruit of the Tree (1907) Ethan Frome (1911) The Reef (1912) The Custom of the Country (1913) Summer (1917) The Marne (1918) The Age of Innocence (1920) The Glimpses of the Moon (1922) A Son at the Front (1923) Old New York (1924) The Mother's Recompense (1925) Twilight Sleep (1927) The Children (1928) Hudson River Bracketed (1929) The Gods Arrive (1932) The Buccaneers (1938) Fast and Loose (1938)