During forty-nine hours in the life of Arthur Winner, the leading lawyer in a small Pennsylvania town in the 1950's, By Love Possessed portrays all the myriad aspects of love. Over the first two days, Cozzens masterfully lays out this community's many interlinked relationships. There is the love between parent and child, brother and sister; there is the brotherly love among the law partners in Winner's firm; and there is love in marriage and outside. Throughout, Arthur Winner is the man of the moment, but the revelations of the novel's final hour force him to confront the deeper meaning of his world and of himself.
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James Gould Cozzens won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Guard of Honor. His other books include Men and Brethern, The Just and the Unjust and Morning, Noon, and Night.From Library Journal:
Cozzens's 1957 novel follows protagonist Arthur Winner over a 49-hour period. Though physically limited to that time frame, the novel's use of flashbacks broadens the panorama. Literary scholar Matthew J. Bruccoli, who wrote a new introduction for this edition, contends that Cozzens is one of the century's ten great American novelists. Believe him. (Classic Returns, LJ 8/98)
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Book Description Carroll & Graf, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd THUS. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0786705035
Book Description Carroll & Graf, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110786705035