Curtis LaFrance


Authors Edith Wharton and Henry James, both familiar with the Newport life, were both inveterate travelers. It is in France, however, that we can observe the reactions to the places they visited, since both made more or less "circular" tours of the country. France provides a new perspective on these major literary figures for whom Newport was such an important an influence in their work. Comparing their reactions to what they saw can illuminate their attitudes toward Newport itself.