The Scarlet Letters

The Scarlet Letters

Book - 2003
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Houghton
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.


Baker & Taylor
In 1953, the wealthy coastal enclave of Glenville, on the north shore of Long Island, is shaken by scandal when it is revealed that Rodman Jessup, the son-in-law, junior partner, and likely successor of Ambrose Vollard, the managing partner of a prestigious Wall Street law firm, has become embroiled in an adulterous affair with a society woman.

Blackwell North Amer
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.

Baker
& Taylor

In 1953, the wealthy coastal enclave of Glenville is shaken by scandal when it is revealed that Rodman Jessup, junior partner of a prestigious law firm, has become embroiled in an adulterous affair with a society woman.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c2003
ISBN: 9780618341597
0618341595
Branch Call Number: F AUC
Characteristics: 177 p. ; 22 cm

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