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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1993
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|Description:||213 p. ; 22 cm.|
|Contents:||The Epicurean --
The Realist --
Ascent as a lawyer and exercises the limited power available to women of her time in remarkably unlimited ways. And in "The Stoic," George Manville takes the virtuous example of his investment-banker mentor to new levels of puritanism, living an ascetic's life governed by the stringent checks and balances of the ledger sheets he cherishes more than any human being. Indirectly governed by different schools of philosophy, each of these three characters must make his own.
Concrete, irrevocable decisions - and accept the consequences. Auchincloss balances piercing shrewdness with a deep sympathy for his characters. Three Lives confirms his place in the landscape as one of America's most elegant and entertaining writers.