The World of Henry Orient: A Novel

The World of Henry Orient: A Novel

by Nora Johnson
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The World of Henry Orient: A Novel by Nora Johnson

Val and Marian, two teenage school girls growing up in New York City, are misfits. Val, virtually ignored by her wealthy parents, lives at a boarding house where she is watched over by an arty but childless couple. Marian lives with her divorced mother and her mother’s friend and rarely sees her father. Marian spends her afternoons eating sundaes at a local drugstore; Val disappears mysteriously each afternoon before school is let out. They don’t seem to have much in common with the other girls at their school nor even with each other. Yet together they find friendship and adventure in this poignant and witty novel, as they follow the life of one mediocre pianist, and learn what it means to grow up.

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ISBN-13: 9781787201514
Publisher: Tannenberg Publishing
Publication date: 10/21/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 159
Sales rank: 496,474
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Nora Johnson is an American novelist. The daughter of filmmaker Nunnally Johnson and Marion Byrnes, Johnson was born in Hollywood, California in 1933 and educated at the Brearley School, Abbot Academy, and Smith College, from which she graduated in 1954. Her first novel, The World of Henry Orient (1958), was inspired by her experiences at the Brearley School and was made into a motion picture starring Peter Sellers in 1964. Her influential article Sex and the College Girl was published in the November 1957 issue of The Atlantic Monthly, discussing attitudes towards sex on American campuses. Johnson’s novels You Can Go Home Again: An Intimate Journey (1982) and The Two of Us (1984) were included on The New York Times Best Books of the Year lists, and her short story The Jungle of Injustice won an O’Henry Award in 1981.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
The World of Henry Orient is a great book. I really enjoyed it a lot; it is one of my favorites ever. It has a wonderful story and colorful characters, and I really related to the two teenage girls. It is truly a classic novel. I recommend it to everyone.