The book class

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Houghton Mifflin, 1984 - Fiction - 212 pages
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A rich tapestry of life, passion, triumph, tragedy, and illumination unfolds against the backdrop of the Book Class, twelve women from the heights of New York society who meet monthly over sixty years to discuss selected literary works

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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

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
21
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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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