Groves of Academe

Groves of Academe

by Mary McCarthy
     
 

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The story follows the trail of Dr. Henry Mulcahy, a degree-gathering scholar, as he plots the downfall of the man who has dismissed him from his post as instructor of literature. Mulcahy tries to keep his job by enlisting the help of a beautiful young woman as he lies about his wife's health and his political past.

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The story follows the trail of Dr. Henry Mulcahy, a degree-gathering scholar, as he plots the downfall of the man who has dismissed him from his post as instructor of literature. Mulcahy tries to keep his job by enlisting the help of a beautiful young woman as he lies about his wife's health and his political past.

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Booknews
**** Reprint of the 1951 original (which is endorsed by BCL3). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Joseph Wood Krutch
Sharp and amusing.
—Joseph Wood Krutch, New York Herald Tribune Book Review
From the Publisher
"Extraordinary. . . . It sparkles with wit and insight. . . . The Groves of Academe is a brilliantly stinging story of trouble in Paradise." —The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780380525225
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/1981
Pages:
240

Meet the Author

MARY MCCARTHY (1912-1989) was a short-story writer, bestselling novelist, essayist, and critic. She was the author of The Stones of Florence and Birds of America, among other books.

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