A modern classic restored to print -- the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that charts the diminishing fortunes of a distinguished Boston family in the early years of the 20th century. Sweeping us into the inner sanctum of Boston society, into the Beacon Hill town houses and exclusive private clubs where only the city's wealthiest and most powerful congregate, the novel gives us -- through the story of one family and its patriarch, the recently deceased George Apley -- the portrait of an entire society in transition. Gently satirical and rich with drama, the novel moves from the Gilded Age to the Great Depression as it projects George Apley's world -- and subtly reveals a life in which success and accomplishment mask disappointment and regret, a life of extreme and enviable privilege that is nonetheless an imperfect life.
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John P. Marquand (18931960) wrote several widely admired and bestselling novels, among them the Pulitzer Prizewinning The Late George Apley (1937), Wickford Point (1939), and H. M. Pullham, Esquire (1941). He was the author also of the highly successful series of Mr. Moto detective novels.
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Book Description Pocket, 1982. Book Condition: Fair. Reissue. N/A. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP92807507
Book Description Pocket. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Bookseller Inventory # 2684288708
Book Description Pocket Books, 1982. Mass Market P. Book Condition: Fair. 1982 Mass PB. Pocket Books. 293 Pgs. Previous owner name first page. Reader notations inside back cover, title page and last page. Otnerwise, seems unmarked. Binding solid. Remainder. Front cover with 3 inch rub mark on edge. Pages tanning. Spine with crease from opening. The story of one family and its patriarch, the recently deceased George Apley-the portrait of an entire society in transition. Bookseller Inventory # 011800
Book Description Pocket, 1982. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0671459295
Book Description Time Inc., 1963. Paperback. Book Condition: Good+. Some dings in cover/first couple pages. Tiny corner chip missing from front cover, top right, and back cover, bottom left. Support an independent bookstore! ; Binding very tight. Pages clean and unmarked. Cover is bright and clean, but stiff to the point of being brittle with corners chipping as a result, lightly scuffed and indented throughout. Support an independent used bookstore in Minneapolis. ; 8 x 5.25 x 1; 402 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 3280
Book Description Book Condition: Good. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97806714592914.0
Book Description Book Condition: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97806714592913.0
Book Description Washington Square Press, New York, 1945. Softcover. Book Condition: Fair. Thirteenth printing. 294 pages. Softcover. reading copy. FICTION. This is the book for which John Marquand was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. It is the classic retelling of the life of a Boston brahmin. (Key Words: Boston, Fiction, Harvard College, Pulitzer Prize Winners, John P. Marquand, American Literature, Henry H. Adams). book. Bookseller Inventory # 17724X1