- Author: Edith Wharton
- Copyright: Public domain
- Published in: 1925
- Word count: 75,718 words (≈ about 5 hours)
Opening on the French Riviera among a motley community of American expatriates, The Mother's Recompense tells the story of Kate Clephane and her reluctant return to New York society after being exiled years before for abandoning her husband and infant daughter.