New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
<< Previous bookNext book >>
book cover of 

The Country Cousin

The Country Cousin

(1978)
A novel by

 
The world is Old Guard New York society in the mid-1930s, and an impoverished Amy Hunt has come to live in her wealthy cousin Dolly Chadbourne's household as a paid companion. Ignored by Dolly's snobbish circle, Amy imagines herself the heroine of a Victorian novel. In a daring move, she runs off with Dolly's married nephew-but the affair, while providing food for scandal, fails to provide the drama and purpose Amy sought to create. Disenchanted, Amy returns to Cousin Dolly's, but just when her fate as an outcast seems sealed, rescue appears in a proposal of marriage from Jamey Coates, the family lawyer. On the strength of Jamey's unassailable character and position, Amy moves easily into her new role as a society matron. Jamey's devotion to her and to his moral ideals becomes a fresh focus for her romantic visions until her past mistake comes back to haunt them both. Adultery and blackmail are only part of the far reaching consequences that blight their lives and lead to the final shattering of Amy's lofty dreams.

 
Used availability for Louis Auchincloss's The Country Cousin


See all available used copies of this book at Abebooks UK or Abebooks US
 

Hardback Editions

April 1980 : USA Hardback
Title: Country Cousin
Author(s): Louis Auchincloss
ISBN: 0-89340-243-5 / 978-0-89340-243-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: John Curley & Associates
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 1978 : UK Hardback
Title: Country Cousin
Author(s): Louis Auchincloss
ISBN: 0-297-77502-2 / 978-0-297-77502-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 1978 : USA Hardback
Title: The Country Cousin
Author(s): Louis Auchincloss
ISBN: 0-395-26687-4 / 978-0-395-26687-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (T)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

September 1979 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Country Cousin
Author(s): Louis Auchincloss
ISBN: 0-345-28315-5 / 978-0-345-28315-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



Search for