The book class

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Thorndike Press, 1984 - Fiction - 293 pages
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User Review  - HarryMacDonald - LibraryThing

Aa friend of mine once remarked succinctly that all of Louis Auchincloss' books were really the same work. There is much truth to that. That is not necessarily a bad thing, if it means that you write ... Read full review

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User Review  - lycomayflower - LibraryThing

Christopher, the narrator of The Book Class, relates his memories of the members of his mother's sixty-year-long book club. He begins by claiming that "women are intellectually and intuitively ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
24
Section 3
35
Copyright

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About the author (1984)

Louis Auchincloss was born on September 27, 1917 in New York. He attended Groton College and Yale University and received a law degree from the University of Virginia. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years during World War ll. A practicing attorney, Auchincloss wrote his first novel, "The Indifferent Children," in 1947 under the pseudonym Andrew Lee, establishing a dual career as a successful lawyer and writer. Born into a socially prominent family, Auchincloss generally writes about society's upper class. Strong family connections, well-bred manners, and corporate boardrooms are subject matter in such novels as "Portrait in Brownstone" and "I Come As a Thief." He has also written several biographical and critical works on such notable writers as Edith Wharton and Henry James. Auchincloss was President of the Museum of the City of New York.

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