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It's 1960, in America, at a prestigious boys' public school. The school is a place of privilege that yet places great emphasis on its democratic ideals. A teenage boy in his final year at the school, on a scholarship has,during his time there, learned to fit in with his adoptive tribe while concealing as much as possible about himself and his background. Class is ever present, but the only acknowledged snobbery is a literary snobbery. These boys' heroes are writers - Fitzgerald, cummings, Kerouac. They want to be writers themselves, and the school has a tradition whereby once a term big names from the literary world are invited to visit. A contest takes place with the boys submitting a piece of writing and the winner getting to have a private audience with the visitor. When it is announced that Hemingway will be the next to come to the school, competition among the boys is intense, and the morals the school and the boys pride themselves on - honour, loyalty and friendship - become severely tested. No one writes more astutely than Wolff about the process by which character is formed, and here he illuminates the irresistible strength, even the violence, of the self-creative urge.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2008 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: Old School
Author(s): Tobias Wolff
ISBN: 1-4395-6601-1 / 978-1-4395-6601-5 (USA edition)
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September 2004 : USA Library Binding
Title: Old School
Author(s): Tobias Wolff
ISBN: 1-4176-6455-X / 978-1-4176-6455-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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September 2004 : USA Turtleback
Title: Old School
Author(s): Tobias Wolff
ISBN: 0-606-33543-9 / 978-0-606-33543-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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January 2004 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Old School
Author(s): Tobias Wolff
ISBN: 0-7475-6948-7 / 978-0-7475-6948-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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November 2003 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Old School
Author(s): Tobias Wolff
ISBN: 0-375-40146-6 / 978-0-375-40146-6 (USA edition)
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2003 : USA Hardback
Title: Old School
Author(s): Tobias Wolff
ISBN: 1-4025-7641-2 / 978-1-4025-7641-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf, 2003
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Paperback Editions

February 2005 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Old School
Author(s): Tobias Wolff
ISBN: 0-7475-7465-0 / 978-0-7475-7465-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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February 2005 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Old School
Author(s): Tobias Wolff
ISBN: 0-7475-7682-3 / 978-0-7475-7682-2 (UK edition)
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August 2004 : USA Paperback
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Author(s): Tobias Wolff
ISBN: 0-375-70149-4 / 978-0-375-70149-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 2004 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Old School
Author(s): Tobias Wolff
ISBN: 0-7475-7195-3 / 978-0-7475-7195-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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2003 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Old School
Author(s): Tobias Wolff
ISBN: 0-9659151-7-4 / 978-0-9659151-7-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Audio Editions

January 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: Old School
Author(s): Tobias Wolff
ISBN: 0-7366-9546-X / 978-0-7366-9546-6 (USA edition)
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November 2003 : USA Audio CD
Title: Old School
Author(s): Tobias Wolff
ISBN: 0-7366-9880-9 / 978-0-7366-9880-1 (USA edition)
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Kindle Editions

August 2004 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Author(s): Tobias Wolff
Publisher: Vintage
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