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A Good School

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Publisher Comments:

Following the death of her beloved Aunt Belle, Lorna Kent abandons her life in the city to move to a small country town. Once an ancient valley settlement, Canterlow's surrounding countryside remains, even in 1919, virtually untouched by the passage of time. Immediately welcomed by her new community, Lorna soon finds herself helping at the local school and befriending its well-respected headmaster, Adam Ushart.

Enchanted by its beauty, and enraptured by her first experience of love, Lorna is unprepared for the dark undercurrent of violence and betrayal lying beneath the smooth surface of life in Canterlow. When the mysterious death of a beautiful young girl named Alice captures her imagination, Lorna soon finds herself entangled in a web of dangerous secrets. Alice had also been in love, and by discovering the identity of the young girl's seducer, Lorna finds herself involved in the lives of more than one person with something to hide.

Review:

"A first-class work of imagination marked by an interest in real history." The New York Times Book Review

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"A graceful and articulate narrative...affectionate, witty, and wry." The New Yorker

Review:

"[Yates] is an expert....This is acute and poignant." John Skow, Time

Review:

"[Yates's] small-scale tapestry is rich in intricate detail — much of it wonderfully droll." Elizabeth Peer, Newsweek

Review:

"Distinguished by fine writing and convincing adolescent angst." The Atlantic Monthly

Synopsis:

Set in a New England boarding school on the cusp of America's entry into World War II, "A Good School" tells the story of a student, a crippled chemistry teacher, and the schoolmaster's young daughter, who falls in love with the most celebrated boy in the class of 1943.

Synopsis:

Richard Yates, who died in 1992, is today ranked by many readers, scholars, and critics alongside such titans of modern American ficiton as Updike, Roth, Irving, Vonnegut, and Mailer.

In this work, he offers a spare and autumnal novel about a New England prep school. At once a meditation on the twilight of youth and an examination of America's entry into World War II, A Good School tells the stories of William Grove, the quiet boy who becomes an editor of the school newspaper; Jack Draper, a crippled chemistry teacher; and Edith Stone, the schoolmaster's young daughter, who falls in love with most celebrated boy in the class of 1943.

About the Author

Richard Yates was the author of the novels REVOLUTIONARY ROAD, A SPECIAL PROVIDENCE, DISTURBING THE PEACE, THE EASTER PARADE, A GOOD SCHOOL, YOUNG HEARTS CRYING, and COLD SPRING HARBOR, as well as the story collections ELEVEN KINDS OF LONELINESS, LIARS IN LOVE, and THE COLLECTED STORIES OF RICHARD YATES. He died in 1992.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312420390
Author:
Yates, Richard
Publisher:
St. Martins Press-3pl
Author:
Tabori, Kristoffer
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Boarding schools
Subject:
Connecticut
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Picador USA ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 CDs, 5.5 hours
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.24 x 5.53 x 0.44 in

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Product details 192 pages Picador USA - English 9780312420390 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A first-class work of imagination marked by an interest in real history."
"Review" by , "A graceful and articulate narrative...affectionate, witty, and wry."
"Review" by , "[Yates] is an expert....This is acute and poignant."
"Review" by , "[Yates's] small-scale tapestry is rich in intricate detail — much of it wonderfully droll."
"Review" by , "Distinguished by fine writing and convincing adolescent angst."
"Synopsis" by , Set in a New England boarding school on the cusp of America's entry into World War II, "A Good School" tells the story of a student, a crippled chemistry teacher, and the schoolmaster's young daughter, who falls in love with the most celebrated boy in the class of 1943.
"Synopsis" by ,
Richard Yates, who died in 1992, is today ranked by many readers, scholars, and critics alongside such titans of modern American ficiton as Updike, Roth, Irving, Vonnegut, and Mailer.

In this work, he offers a spare and autumnal novel about a New England prep school. At once a meditation on the twilight of youth and an examination of America's entry into World War II, A Good School tells the stories of William Grove, the quiet boy who becomes an editor of the school newspaper; Jack Draper, a crippled chemistry teacher; and Edith Stone, the schoolmaster's young daughter, who falls in love with most celebrated boy in the class of 1943.

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