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The last Puritan : a memoir in the form of a novel

Author: George Santayana
Publisher: New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Published in 1935, George Santayana's The last Puritan was the American philosopher's only novel and it became an instant best seller, immediately linked in its painful voyage of self-discovery to The education of Henry Adams. It is essentially a novel of ideas expressed in the birth, life, and early death of Oliver Alden. Oliver escapes puritanical self-destruction, the inability to celebrate life, through a form  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographical fiction
Bildungsromans
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Santayana, George, 1863-1952.
Last Puritan.
New York, C. Scribner's Sons, 1936
(OCoLC)574755158
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Santayana
OCLC Number: 275564
Description: 602 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Ancestry --
Boyhood --
First pilgrimage --
In the home orbit --
Last pilgrimage.
Responsibility: by George Santayana.

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Published in 1935, George Santayana's The last Puritan was the American philosopher's only novel and it became an instant best seller, immediately linked in its painful voyage of self-discovery to The education of Henry Adams. It is essentially a novel of ideas expressed in the birth, life, and early death of Oliver Alden. Oliver escapes puritanical self-destruction, the inability to celebrate life, through a form of self-knowledge that Santayana endorses throughout his moral philosophy.

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