Edmund Wilson (1895-1972) was among the foremost American men of letters of the twentieth century. A literary critic, novelist, memoirist, playwright, journalist, poet, and editor, he was the author of more than twenty books. His works include American Earthquake, a collection of articles published in the first years of the Great Depression; The Devils & Canon Barham, essays on the modern conception of history in the West; and Europe Without Baedeker, essays on his travels before and after World War II.
"In an age of historical amnesia, To the Finland Station can remind us that our history is alive and open and rich with excitement and promise." --Marshall Berman, The New York Times Book Review "Every so often, you come across a book of nonfiction that is more gripping in its plot and richer in its understanding of human beings than a thousand novels put together. One such book is Edmund Wilson's To the Finland Station. " --Aravind Adiga, NPR