By Love Possessed

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Spanning forty-nine hours in the life of Arthur Winner, the leading lawyer in the small Pennsylvania town in the 1950's, By Love Possessed portrays all the myriad aspects of love. Over the first two days, Cozzens masterfully lays out this community's many interlinked relationships. There is the love between parent and child, brother and sister; there is the brotherly love between the law partners in Winner's firm; and there is love in marriage and outside. Throughout, Arthur Winner is the man of the moment, but ...
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Overview

Spanning forty-nine hours in the life of Arthur Winner, the leading lawyer in the small Pennsylvania town in the 1950's, By Love Possessed portrays all the myriad aspects of love. Over the first two days, Cozzens masterfully lays out this community's many interlinked relationships. There is the love between parent and child, brother and sister; there is the brotherly love between the law partners in Winner's firm; and there is love in marriage and outside. Throughout, Arthur Winner is the man of the moment, but the revelations of the novel's final hour force him to confront the deeper meaning of his world and of himself.
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Library Journal
Cozzens's 1957 novel follows protagonist Arthur Winner over a 49-hour period. Though physically limited to that time frame, the novel's use of flashbacks broadens the panorama. Literary scholar Matthew J. Bruccoli, who wrote a new introduction for this edition, contends that Cozzens is one of the century's ten great American novelists. Believe him. (Classic Returns, LJ 8/98)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780449229545
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/12/1977
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback

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