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Entry "Early Autumn," by Louis Bromfield . Five novels down, and I think I'm just starting to attain the level of commitment necessary. This Pulitzer Prize winner is a richly crafted character study of an old New England family at the end of its influence and name-carrying tradition. Early Autumn is a novel by Louis Bromfield. It won the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in Plot synopsis[edit]. The novel is set in the fictional.


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The Pulitzer Blog: Entry "Early Autumn," by Louis Bromfield

And on the few occasions he does leave something unexplained, it only takes a few pages for him to come back and clarify to the point of frustration. I found myself trying to invent early autumn by louis bromfield between the lines.

I think all in all, Early Autumn was a bit of a wash for me.

It seemed that life grew more and more tenuous and complicated, more blurred and indistinct, until at times it became early autumn by louis bromfield a morass of minute problems in which she found herself mired and unable to act. Olivia learns that John Pentland loves Mrs.

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Soames whether he has consummated his affair with her is unclearand has not divorced his insane wife out of duty. His daily visits with his wife are not performed out of love as everyone assumes but out of a desire to divert attention from his affair with Mrs.

Early Autumn

Olivia comes to believe that Mrs. Pentland's ravings about a secret in the attic were not madness.

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She soon discovers a packet of letters that reveals that the Pentland family's ancestor was a bastard child who stole the name from an aristocratic family that had died shortly after arriving in early autumn by louis bromfield New World. She suspects Anson knows the truth, and is lying about the family in his book.

Early autumn : a story of a lady

John Pentland, broken-hearted at the death of his grandson, changes his will and leaves all his money to Olivia.

He commits suicide by riding his horse into a deep early autumn by louis bromfield and falling to his death. Remember when I said that literature in the s was verbose? I feel a little ill at ease, having just put the book down. Like the orchestra was building to one final crescendo-ing note, and then just went silent.

That sense of breathlessness, of revelation and reluctance, is really well developed. And so he ends up telling us that this is happening, or that a character notices early autumn by louis bromfield terrible, but certainly worse than letting us see and feel it ourselves.

And in many other ways this book is also a real work of art—characters are not, in fact, what they seem to be, and yet they feel very real throughout.

It's very well written and the subject matter is of great interest. It's just that I had a difficult time getting into it.

Early Autumn: A Story of a Lady

For one thing, most of the characters in the book were entirely one-dimensional. There were a couple of exceptions of course, like Olivia, Michael O'Hara and, eventually, John Pentland, but the others were so drab and dull.

Even in their most exciting moments, I wasn't particularly enthralled with them.



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