Love and Friendship

Love and Friendship

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by Alison Lurie
     
 

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Faculty wife Emily Stockwell Turner is beautiful, rich, and principled. However, five years in a marriage devoid of passion is enough to propel Emmy, despite her principles, into an affair with silver-tongued Will Thomas, a self-confessed libertine. The shocking, unforeseen consequences of their affair shatter Emmy's most cherished delusions about friendship, romance,…  See more details below

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Faculty wife Emily Stockwell Turner is beautiful, rich, and principled. However, five years in a marriage devoid of passion is enough to propel Emmy, despite her principles, into an affair with silver-tongued Will Thomas, a self-confessed libertine. The shocking, unforeseen consequences of their affair shatter Emmy's most cherished delusions about friendship, romance, and the ties that bind.

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ISBN-13:
9780805051780
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Pages:
358
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.27(h) x 1.03(d)

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Christopher Isherwood
Alison Lurie is a writer of extraordinary talent. She is perhaps even more shocking than she knows -- more shocking than Jane Austen.

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Love and Friendship 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
jak18 More than 1 year ago
Alison Lurie's first novel is already sophisticated and savvy. It is domestic fiction set on a New England boy's college campus with stodgy faculty, bohemian types,nd a spoiled rich young woman flirting with infidelity. Highly readable and the kind of book that presaged the modern age in so many ways.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book because it was $1.00 here at B&N, and the synopsis seemed somewhat interesting. It was worth the $1.00 I paid for it, but not much more. There is not a lot that goes on in this book; I kept waiting for the action to happen. It never really did. It wasn't so boring that I didn't want to bother finishing it, but it is not something I would ever read again or recommend to a friend. It is set at a fictional college for men in New England. I inferred that the time period is supposed to be around the 1950's; I don't think it was ever explicitly stated. It was written in the 60's, so the language is dated. I tried to keep this in mind, but a lot of the dialogue is a bit corny due to the differing slang terms used back then. I didn't particularly feel like I knew the main characters very well, and didn't really care a whole lot as to the outcome of their problems. I bought another $1.00 book by Alison Lurie; I hope I have better luck with this one.