The Resource The scarlet letters, Louis Auchincloss

The scarlet letters, Louis Auchincloss

Label
The scarlet letters
Title
The scarlet letters
Statement of responsibility
Louis Auchincloss
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With such classic works as The Rector of Justin and, more recently, Manhattan Monologues, Louis Auchincloss has long established himself as one of our "most useful and intelligent writers" (New York Observer). Now this American master offers his cleverest novel yet: a triumphant modern twist on the legendary Hawthorne tale, in which secrets, sin, and suspense collide among the fabulously rich. The year is 1953, and the coastal village of Glenville, on the opulent north shore of Long Island, is shaken by scandal. Ambrose Vollard, the managing partner of a prestigious Wall Street law firm, gets word of an alleged affair in his family. Most astonishing, the adulterer is Rodman Jessup, Vollard's son-in-law, junior partner, and most likely successor. Until now Jessup has been admired for his impeccable morals and high ideals, so what could explain his affair with a woman of fading charms? All is on the line for Jessup, who threatens to upset Glenville's carefully calibrated social order. As each family member learns of the affair, the story reveals layer upon layer of abiding loyalties and shameless double-crossing. Wise, rich, and exuberantly entertaining, The Scarlet Letters posts a seductive missive to anyone ever tempted by power, wealth, or passion
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Auchincloss, Louis
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3501.U25
LC item number
S3 2003
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Long Island (N.Y.)
  • Law firms
  • Adultery
Label
The scarlet letters, Louis Auchincloss
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm51728733
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
177 pages
Isbn
9780618341597
Lccn
2003041726
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)51728733
Label
The scarlet letters, Louis Auchincloss
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm51728733
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
177 pages
Isbn
9780618341597
Lccn
2003041726
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)51728733

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