New Articles: Edith Wharton’s Moroccan Clichés by Stacey E. Holden

Stacy E. Holden, “Edith Wharton’s Moroccan Clichés,” History Today, 5 November 2020.

Edith Wharton’s Moroccan Clichés

In 1917, the American novelist Edith Wharton travelled in Morocco seeking ‘barbaric splendor’ and an escape from war-torn Europe. Her French colonial hosts, keen to gain US support for their Protectorate, were happy to oblige.