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Early Autumn: A Story of a Lady by Louis Bromfield

This book in particular was beautifully written, with captivating characters and entrancing imagery. Remember when Esrly said that literature in the s was verbose? After doing a bit of research, I came across Louis Bromfield.

Soames, never to have indulged in another intimate act with anyone. This is an interesting book centering on a wealthy family in the ‘s. He was regarding her now with a fixed expression of horrid fascination; he was perhaps even dazed at the sound of her voice, slowly, resolutely, tearing aside all the veils of pretense which had made their life possible for so long.

Mar 14, Kim rated it it was amazing Shelves: Her arrival shakes things up, especially the life of Oli This novel tells the story of the very wealthy Pentland family that is settled in New England and what happens when a member of their family returns to town after a long absence.

Neither blood, nor circumstance, nor tradition, nor wealth, had made life for them an atrophied, empty affair, in which there was no need for gromfield I liked this book for its subtle presentation of wisdom. I am now skimming.

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When I was halfway through the novel, I realized that there had only been two events that seemed to have any effect on the plot at a Jacob picked this up from the library to read for himself, but I commandeered it for the weekend. Sabine gives us her own thought that, based on the husband’s life with his wife, the reunion might not be all that pleasant.

But I was soon sucked in. Notify me of new comments via email.

The characterizations are good enough. I barely got into this and I was just feeling a “no” from it. And that happened pretty early in the book.

March 16, at 5: She was like a woman to whom nothing could ever again happen. The women don’t like each other and the author describes bromfiepd as ” July 26, at 3: The prose is interesting enough to tell the story without getting in I suspect happy people don’t make especially good stories, and you ought not to expect many of them in this.

Olivia and Sabine both step up their plans to get what they want out of life.

It makes a difference, Autummn. Also newly arrived in Durham is Michael O’Hara, an Irish immigrant who has achieved wealth and political prominence in Boston. A fascinating study on the struggle of one woman to escape the stifling influence of her husband and in-laws. I found this book on my quest for a classic written by an author who lived in Ohio. Many of the “old line” families have either died off or moved away, while many nouveau riche have moved into the area who do not eqrly the same old-fashioned values and observe the same old-fashioned norms of behavior that the Pentlands do.


Sabine Ny grew up in the Pentland family, conforming to all of their rigid rules regarding proper social behavior, but she fled in her mids. This page was last edited on 11 Novemberat Olivia, again, showed valiant character with her honesty to herself and others without revealing harmful secrets.

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The Pentland family is rich and part of the upper bro,field, but their world is rapidly changing. Dec 23, ShaLisa rated it really liked it.

He knew, too, almost at once, on the day she had driven up to the door of the cottage, that she had made a discovery about life which he himself had made long since. The story recounts the lives of the Pentlands in post World War I Durham during late summer and early fall, mostly from the point of view of Olivia, the 40 year old wife of Anson Pentland.