The Rector of Justin

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Author: Louis Auchincloss

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618224890

Category: Fiction

Page: 341

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A new edition of a novel originally published in 1964 traces the fictional life of Dr. Francis Prescott, the single-minded founder and head of a New England prep school, in a story told from multiple points of view. Reprint.

Louis Auchincloss

A Writer's Life

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Author: Carol W. Gelderman

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570037115

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 267

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The fascinating life of Louis Auchincloss, Wall Street lawyer and master novelist. Based on interviews with Auchincloss and access to his private papers, Becoming a Writer takes readers inside some of America's least publicized yet most influential institutions and traces the development of a unique artist. 16-page photo insert.

Writing New England

An Anthology from the Puritans to the Present

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Author: Andrew Delbanco

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674006034

Category: History

Page: 463

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From John Winthrop and Anne Bradstreet to Emerson, Hawthorne, Dickinson, and Thoreau to Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens, Robert Lowell, Anne Sexton, and John Updike, this anthology provides a collective self-portrait of the New England mind from the Puritans to the present. 9 halftones.

Louis Auchincloss

The Growth of a Novelist

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Author: Vincent Piket

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349213667

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

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Sara and Eleanor

The Story of Sara Delano Roosevelt and Her Daughter-in-Law, Eleanor Roosevelt

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Author: Jan Pottker

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466864516

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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We think we know the story of Eleanor Roosevelt--the shy, awkward girl who would marry Franklin Roosevelt and redefine the role of First Lady, becoming a civil rights activist and an inspiration to generations of young women. As legend has it, the bane of Eleanor's life was her demanding and domineering mother-in-law, FDR's mother Sara Delano Roosevelt. Biographers have overlooked the complexity of a relationship that had, over the years, been reinterpreted and embellished by Eleanor herself. Through diaries, letters, and interviews with Roosevelt family and friends, Jan Pottker uncovers a story never before told. The result is a triumphant blend of social history and psychological insight--a revealing look at Eleanor Roosevelt and the woman who made her historic achievements possible.

American Boarding School Fiction, 1928äóñ1981

A Critical Study

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Author: Alexander H. Pitofsky

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476616620

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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When boarding-school fiction became popular in the 19th century, it tended to be warm and nostalgic, filled with sporting events, practical jokes, and schemes to get even with campus bullies. All of that changed in the era discussed in this book. Holden Caulfield, the narrator of J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, drops out of one prep school and is expelled from two others. The conflicts between students in John Knowles’s Devon School novels become so heated that two young men die. And in the controversial novel Good Times/Bad Times, James Kirkwood portrays the headmaster of a private academy as closeted, deeply neurotic, and infatuated with an 18-year-old who has recently enrolled at his school. In spite of their unsettling images of anguish and cruelty, these and other American boarding-school novels have attracted large audiences and influenced countless school narratives in fiction, drama, television and film. Many books have been written about British school stories. This is the first study that explores the history of boarding-school fiction in the United States.

The Martyred

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Author: Richard E. Kim

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110152877X

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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"Written in a mood of total austerity; and yet the passion of the book is perpetually beating up against its seemingly barren surface. . . . I am deeply moved." -Philip Roth During the early weeks of the Korean War, Captain Lee, a young South Korean officer, is ordered to investigate the kidnapping and mass murder of North Korean ministers by Communist forces. For propaganda purposes, the priests are declared martyrs, but as he delves into the crime, Lee finds himself asking: What if they were not martyrs? What if they renounced their faith in the face of death, failing both God and country? Should the people be fed this lie? Part thriller, part mystery, part existential treatise, The Martyred is a stunning meditation on truth, religion, and faith in times of crisis. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Developing an Outstanding Core Collection

A Guide for Libraries

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Author: Carol Alabaster

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838908198

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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Building on the basics, this comprehensive guide offer ready-to-use advice on developing a collection policy statement, selecting user-appropriate sources, and serving your constituency with the best possible collection.

The History of Winchelsea

One of the Ancient Towns Added to the Cinque Ports

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Author: William Durrant Cooper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Winchelsea (England)

Page: 264

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Battles at Thrush Green

A Novel

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Author: Miss Read,John S. Goodall

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547524277

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

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A new season brings changes—and hope—to the little English village of Thrush Green, from the beloved author of the Fairacre series. Nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds, Thrush Green is normally a peaceful place. But as autumn turns to winter, feelings are running high in the village. Miss Fogerty, a respected teacher at the village school for over thirty years, is troubled by the methods of the new young teacher. Dotty Harmer takes up driving, much to the concern of others, and it isn’t long before she is involved in an accident and a threatening court case. And when the good rector innocently suggests that the neglected churchyard should be tidied up, Thrush Green is outraged. It seems wherever you look, there are difficulties and changes, but as spring arrives, there is renewed hope that all will end well. “Thrush Green is a village somewhere on the road between Lulling and Nod. Nonetheless, there is nothing sleepy about the place. No indeed. In this delicious installment, there are ‘battles’ erupting all over. . . . [Miss Read] has plenty of grist here for the village mill. You can’t get farther away from the front page than this.” —The New York Times

Gossip from Thrush Green

A Novel

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Author: Miss Read

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547526474

Category: Fiction

Page: 258

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Tongues are wagging in this charming novel of English village life. “If you’ve ever enjoyed a visit to Mitford, you’ll relish a visit to Thrush Green” (Jan Karon, #1 New York Times–bestselling author). Gossip from Thrush Green returns readers to the delightful English village, neighbor to Fairacre, for a golden summer. But this sleepy, pristine setting conceals a flurry of activity amongst the villagers. Rumor has it that Mr. Venables is considering retirement just as the village’s teacher is about to make an important decision. Molly Curdle prepares for a new baby. The kindly vicar, Charles Henstock, works on his sermon—quite unaware of the disaster that will overtake him. However, there is never any doubt that all will end well in this very English village. “There is a special kind of English writer who writes deceptively simple evocations of English rural life. . . . It is not earth-shattering, but it reveals the fragility of even the most ordinary lives, the courage and stoicism with which people respond to adversity, their generosity in friendship and their gratitude for small pleasures.” —The Washington Post “Bid a joyful welcome to old friends and new . . . in their beloved . . . Thrush Green, the happy world to which Miss Read introduced us so many years ago.” —Publishers Weekly

Remarks on the Version of the New Testament lately edited by the Unitarians chiefly by T. Belsham , with the title of “An Improved Version upon the basis of Archbishop Newcome's new translation, with a corrected text,” etc

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Author: Edward NARES,William NEWCOME (successively Bishop of Dromore, of Ossory, and of Waterford, and Archbishop of Armagh.),Francis STONE (Rector of Cold Norton.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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A topographical dictionary of Ireland

comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs corporate, market, and post towns, parishes and villages ... : With an appendix describing the electoral boundaries of the several bouroughs as defined by the act of the 2d. and 3d. of William IV.

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Author: Samuel Lewis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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