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Her Infinite Variety

Her Infinite Variety

(2000)
A novel by

 
From one of America's greatest men of letters, our sublime master of manners, comes his long-awaited new novel, HER INFINITE VARIETY. Louis Auchincloss has been called "our most astute observer of moral paradox among the affluent" (Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.), his fiction described as that which "has always examined what makes life worth living" (Washington Post Book World). Now he brings us the rollicking tale of an unforgettable woman of mid-twentieth century America: the devilish, forever plotting, yet wholly beguiling Clara Hoyt. A romantic early in life, Clara gets engaged -- much to her mother's horror -- to the lackluster Bobbie Lester. Soon after her Vassar graduation, however, Clara sees the error of her ways, spurns Bobbie, and slyly enthralls the well-bred and fabulously wealthy Trevor Hoyt, the first of her husbands. Soon she lands a job at a tony magazine, and so begins her wildly entertaining course to the inner sanctum of New York's aristocracy and into the boardrooms of the publishing world. In a world where women still had to wield the weapons of allure and charm, above all else, to secure positions of power, Clara, one of the last of her kind, succeeds marvelously. Auchincloss gives us, in Clara, an irresistible Cleopatra, lovely, wily, and mercurial. As Shakespeare wrote of that feminine creation, "Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale / Her infinite variety."

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2000 : USA Hardback
Title: Her Infinite Variety
Author(s): Louis Auchincloss, Louis S Auchincloss
ISBN: 0-618-02191-4 / 978-0-618-02191-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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January 2001 : USA Hardback
Title: Her Infinite Variety
Author(s): Louis Auchincloss
ISBN: 0-7838-9341-8 / 978-0-7838-9341-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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Paperback Editions

June 2002 : USA Paperback
Title: Her Infinite Variety: A Novel
Author(s): Louis Auchincloss
ISBN: 0-618-22488-2 / 978-0-618-22488-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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Kindle Editions

July 2002 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Her Infinite Variety
Author(s): Louis Auchincloss
Publisher: Mariner Books
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