Watchfires

Watchfires

by Louis Auchincloss
     
 

Dexter Fairchild, lawyer and member of the New York elite, and his wife Rosalie, emerge as the central characters in a family saga spanning three generations. Their tumultuous marriage and moral struggles parallel the social and political upheaval of the Civil War era. See more details below

Overview

Dexter Fairchild, lawyer and member of the New York elite, and his wife Rosalie, emerge as the central characters in a family saga spanning three generations. Their tumultuous marriage and moral struggles parallel the social and political upheaval of the Civil War era.

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Anne Tyler
. . .elegant prose is rare enough these days to make Watchfires pleasant reading. . . .Long recognized as our most observant and perhaps our only novelist of manners, Louis Auchincloss is at his best here wryly chronicling society's attempts to gloss over vulgar reality. . . .Watchfires lacks the depth that makes a book stay on in the reader's mind, but it's nonetheless accomplished and graceful. -- The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395315460
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date:
04/01/1982
Pages:
368

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