The Groves of Academe

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Overview

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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"Extraordinary. . . . It sparkles with wit and insight. . . . The Groves of Academe is a brilliantly stinging story of trouble in Paradise."

The New York Times

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560004554
  • Publisher: Transaction Large Print
  • Publication date: 3/10/2000
  • Edition description: LARGEPRINT
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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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