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The Rector of Justin: A Novel Paperback – July 10, 2002
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American character more boldly and more intelligently than many of his more celebrated contemporaries."
—Susan Cheever --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The terrain is familiar, vintage Auchincloss, in its astute dissection of the social mores of the Northeast's privileged establishment. The story centers on a prestigious Episcopal school for boys and its commanding, charismatic founder, Frank Prescott, a man whose lifelong goal was to head such a school. With laser-sharp insight, Auchincloss portrays the evolution of this man and the sources of his virtues and failings, his successes, and his crises of faith. Seamlessly interweaving multiple points of view?from an adoring teacher to that of a rebellious daughter?Auchincloss captures the brilliant totality of a man. Through the personalities and memories of six intense observers, a psychologically complex social history of the eighty years of his life emerges.
This new edition contains an Afterword by the author. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I love this book!!! It arrived really fast! I'm very happy with this seller!Published 10 days ago by gerard holguin
Interesting character study of a man hero-worshiped by his 'biographer' but revealed as merely human by others.Published 6 months ago by Helen Williams
This book is very thoughtful, well-written, and engaging. It asks questions that are not easily answered and provokes thoughtful introspection in its readers. Highly recommended.Published 9 months ago by Justin Nixon
This may be a "classic" to men from an earlier generation who attended an Ivy League preparatory school via nepotism but it is of limited interest generally. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Teadrinker
What a great story, and what a great writer. The story is told from several perspectives, and simply nails the life and outlooks of the people who populated these schools, at this... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Mark L. Elliott
This book provides a character portrait of the head of a fictional prepatory Academy in New England during the first half of the 20th century from the perspective of six different... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
The kind of novel "they don't write anymore" was written for the class of Americans who don't read as much anymore -- but THE RECTOR OF JUSTIN is well worth pursuing even... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Allen Smalling
I have completely given up on the modern authors and have gone back to reading earlier works of fiction. Read morePublished 15 months ago by S. Morrison