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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I'll have to read another of his novels to determine if I might like his work. This book did nothing for me beyond leaving me with impressions of a class of women mostly born to money in the late ... Read full review

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A bit of a disappointment in what I was looking for in the book. The early 19th century when women first won the vote and WW1 had already passed into WW2 starting. Rather than concentrate on the new ... Read full review


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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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