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The Education of Oscar Fairfax

The Education of Oscar Fairfax

(1995)
A novel by

 
In this wise and masterly novel, Louis Auchincloss gives us a man who takes the measure of himself - and his times - with the art and insight of a new Henry Adams. Linking three generations of a Wall Street law firm, The Education of Oscar Fairfax provides a revealing portrait of the American upper classes throughout our century. The story opens in 1908, as St. Luke's Cathedral rises stone by stone on lower Broadway and young Oscar learns a lesson in compromise at the knee of its bishop, his grandfather. His schooling continues at St. Augustine's, where he sees a schoolmaster's high ideals exposed as fantasy, and at Yale, where Oscar's literary ambitions are tempered by a brilliant but ruthless classmate who proves that "the juiciest tidbit for many a writer is the hand that fed him." As an adult, Oscar is one who profoundly affects others, whether he is subtly influencing a Supreme Court justice during the New Deal era, acting as mentor to a talented local boy in a Maine resort town,

 
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Hardback Editions

May 1996 : UK Hardback
Title: The Education of Oscar Fairfax
Author(s): Louis Auchincloss
ISBN: 0-7156-2703-1 / 978-0-7156-2703-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
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September 1995 : USA Hardback
Title: The Education of Oscar Fairfax
Author(s): Louis Auchincloss
ISBN: 0-395-73918-7 / 978-0-395-73918-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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