The Rector of Justin

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2002 - Fiction - 341 pages
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Regarded as one of Louis Auchincloss's most accomplished novels, THE RECTOR OF JUSTIN centers on Frank Prescott, the founder of an exclusive school for boys. Eighty years of his life unfold through the observations of six narrators, each with a unique perspective on the man, his motivations, and the roots of his triumphs and failings.
 

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User Review  - Schmerguls - LibraryThing

An account of the rector of a boys' school in Massachusetts (fictional) like Groton, where the author went to school. It shows the Rector in various ways, through the eyes of an admiring young master ... Read full review

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User Review  - knappus - LibraryThing

Beautifully written, insightful, well-crafted. Auchincloss's subject, Frank Prescott, is the dynamic, devout, idealistic founder of a first-rate boys' school in New England, and Auchincloss richly ... Read full review

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Contents

BRIANS JOURNAL
1
BRIANS JOURNAL
23
BRIANS JOURNAL
37
BRIANS JOURNAL
47
FROM HORACE HAVISTOCKS THE ART OF FRIENDSHIP
59
FROM HORACE HAVISTOCKS THE ART OF FRIENDSHIP
79
FROM HORACE HAVISTOCKS THE ART OF FRIENDSHIP
89
BRIANS JOURNAL
113
BRIANS JOURNAL
213
CHARLEY STRONGS MANUSCRIPT 1921
225
BRIANS JOURNAL
233
JULES GRISCAMS MEMOIR
243
JULES GRISCAMS MEMOIR
257
JULES GRISCAMS MEMOIR
269
BRIANS JOURNAL
283
BRIANS JOURNAL
299

DAVID GRISCAMS NOTES
129
DAVID GRISCAMS NOTES
141
BRIANS JOURNAL
165
CORDELIAS STORY
177
CORDELIAS STORY
197
BRIANS JOURNAL
313
BRIANS JOURNAL
331
BRIANS JOURNAL
339
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About the author (2002)

Louis Auchincloss was honored in the year 2000 as a 'Living Landmark' by the New York Landmarks Conservancy. During his long career he wrote more than sixty books, including the story collection Manhattan Monologues and the novel The Rector of Justin . The former president of the Academy of Arts and Letters, he resided in New York City until his death in January 2010.

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