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What a great book. Too bad we don't have more brilliant writers like Marquand now or the educational establishment to appreciate such great work. Read morePublished 2 months ago by R. Ginocchio
I cannot say too much in praise of this classic. It's quite inadequate to say it's involving, clever, wise, touching, sad and funny, but it is all of those things and more. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Walter J. Jamieson Jr.
The subtitle for THE LATE GEORGE APLEY is A NOVEL IN THE FORM OF A MEMOIR, and so, rather than a traditional, and likely less effective, approach, author John Marquand makes use of... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Bryan Byrd
For the first 25 or so pages of this wonderful novel, I didn't know what to expect. In truth, I felt a little negative. Read morePublished on August 20, 2013 by M. Feldman
Marquand is every bit as good as Auchincloss in depicting the vanished era of the upper classes in New England. Read morePublished on June 5, 2013 by Lockett F. Ballard
I found the book funny, satiric and many LOLs. I am (like our hero) reaching the winter of my life, and I found the ending very sad and moving. Read morePublished on May 19, 2013 by Joel Balsham
The Late George Apley was a wonderful read. I have known folks like him who are third or fourth generations of inherited wealth who don't seem to know what to do with themselves. Read morePublished on December 15, 2011 by A. colbert