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A Woman of Means

(1950)
A novel by

 
 
Gerald Dudley is an executive at a hardware company in St. Louis, living the quintessential bachelor life with his young son, Quint. He is also a man who aspires beyond his means and class. When Gerald meets the wealthy divorcée Ann Lauterbach and the two marry, life changes irrevocably for Quint. He enters a social world of private schools and debutante balls known to him only through his father's longings. As Quint's attachment to his stepmother and her "means" grows, her marriage to his father begins to crumble in small, subtle ways, which ultimately leads to larger, more devastating consequences.

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

January 1983 : USA Hardback
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Title: Woman of Means
Author(s): Peter Hillsman Taylor
ISBN: 0-913720-44-5 / 978-0-913720-44-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Frederic C Beil
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Paperback Editions

June 1996 : USA Paperback
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Title: WOMAN OF MEANS P
Author(s): PETER TAYLOR
ISBN: 0-312-14448-2 / 978-0-312-14448-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador Paper
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April 1986 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Woman of Means (Southern Writers Series)
Author(s): Peter Hillsman Taylor
ISBN: 0-380-70099-9 / 978-0-380-70099-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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