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I Am Charlotte Simmons

(2004)
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Dupont University--the Olympian halls of learning housing the cream of America's youth, the roseate Gothic spires and manicured lawns suffused with tradition . . . Or so it appears to beautiful, brilliant Charlotte Simmons, a freshman from Sparta, North Carolina (pop. 900), who has come here on full scholarship in full flight from her tobacco-chewing, beer-swilling high school classmates. But Charlotte soon learns, to her mounting dismay, that Dupont is closer in spirit to Sodom than to Athens, and that sex, crank, and kegs trump academic achievement every time.

As Charlotte encounters Dupont's privileged elite--her roommate, Beverly, a fleshy, Groton-educated Brahmin in lusty pursuit of lacrosse players; Jayjay Johanssen, the only white starting player on Dupont's godlike basketball team, whose position is threatened by a hotshot black freshman from the projects; the Young Turk of Saint Ray fraternity, Hoyt Thorpe, whose heady sense of entitlement and social domination is clinched by his accidental brawl with a bodyguard for the governor of California; and Adam Geller, one of the Millennium Mutants who run the university's "independent" newspaper and who consider themselves the last bastion of intellectual endeavor on the sex-crazed, jock-obsessed campus--she gains a new, revelatory sense of her own power, that of her difference and of her very innocence, but little does she realize that she will act as a catalyst in all of their lives.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Title: I Am Charlotte Simmons
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Title: I Am Charlotte Simmons: A Novel
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September 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: I Am Charlotte Simmons
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ISBN: 0-09-948379-3 / 978-0-09-948379-3 (UK edition)
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Title: I Am Charlotte Simmons: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-312-42444-2 / 978-0-312-42444-2 (USA edition)
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November 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: I Am Charlotte Simmons: A Novel
Author(s): Tom Wolfe
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Title: I Am Charlotte Simmons: A Novel
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Title: I Am Charlotte Simmons
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Title: I Am Charlotte Simmons: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-7927-3353-3 / 978-0-7927-3353-9 (USA edition)
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November 2004 : USA Audio CD

Title: I Am Charlotte Simmons: Special Longbox Pre-Pack
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ISBN: 1-59397-754-9 / 978-1-59397-754-2 (USA edition)
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August 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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