Love and Friendship

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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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Love and Friendship: A Novel

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Overview

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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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805051780
  • Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/1997
  • Pages: 358
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.27 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author

Alison Lurie
Alison Lurie
Whether she is deconstructing the mores of modern romance, the clothes we wear, or the books we read as children, Alison Lurie can be depended upon to bring out the finer points of perception that often escape us. In both fiction and nonfiction, her witty, urbane prose enlivens whatever subject she chooses.

Biography

Alison Lurie is the author of many highly praised novels, including The War Between the Tates, The Truth About Lorin Jones (Prix Femina Etranger), and Foreign Affairs (Pulitzer Prize for fiction). She teaches writing, folklore, and literature at Cornell University.

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    1. Hometown:
      Ithaca, New York; London, England; Key West, Florida
    1. Date of Birth:
      September 3, 1926
    2. Place of Birth:
      Chicago, Illinois
    1. Education:
      A.B., Radcliffe College, 1947

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    Bargain Bin Book

    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.

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