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Early Autumn

No, I fancy you practised loving me through a sense of duty. Views Read Edit View history. La famiglia Pentland cerca di risollevare le sue sorti puntando ad un buon matrimonio per la giovane Sybil figlia di Olivia e di Anson Pentland. Ma non posso fare altrimenti: Auttumn are commenting using your Twitter account.

Remember when I said that literature in the s was verbose? Worthy of the Pulitzer?

All the meaning in the life of Anson — a false one at that — is offered by the book he is working on, The Pentlands and The Bay Area, a history of this noble, old, moral, traditional family which occupies all of his time, even if it is more than a vain effort, for it is based on falsehood.

The author, who for the most bromtield, tells the story somewhat clinically from the 3rd person, also has moments of shiny wit: Come Sabine e Horace, che per il loro spirito inquieto vengono allontanati. Contrasted with these desiccated survivors of an old New England family is the vitality of O Hare, an upstart, bromfielr shanty Irishwho does not have the purity of blood to sully the Pentland name.

The only son and heir was sickly and died, barely even a metaphor for the idea that his ar This book won the Pulitzer Prize, but I can’t see why. It tells the story of Olivia Pentland, a wife and mother living in Massachusetts.

Early Autumn by Louis Bromfield

She hasn’t turned age forty and doesn’t seem to have time for herself. As a girl, she was taught nothing of what is important in the world, she has married a man she has loved, but with what she received from Aunt Cassie among others, she was unable to find happiness with a man that was full of vitality and zest and who went on to marry another woman- strangely, Sabine would be friends with this other consort.


This may have been Bromfield s intent, to draw characters so devoid of life in order to rip away any pretense of glamor surrounding the Old Rich, and it may have been novel during the Roaring Twenties, but in today s cynical world, the book doesn t hold up.

But a rather forgettable winner.

Fairly predictable melodrama around gendered old money society and familial relations. I must say that one of my weaknesses is bromfie,d about depressed women in crisis. While at Columbia University, Louis Bromfield was initiated into the fraternal organizati Louis Bromfield was an American author and conservationist who gained international recognition winning the Pulitzer Prize and pioneering innovative scientific farming concepts.

I kept thinking about the concept of having a wild, passionate nature balanced with the society people are brought up in and recognize as right and correct. May 26, Erika rated it it was ok Shelves: There is no external conflict apart from what the characters bring into their personal lives. I’ve heard about Louis Bromfield–good things–and now my interest is piqued.

I highlighted many passages and could relate to many of Olivia’s thoughts and emotions despite the nearly 90 years which have elapsed since the writing of this book. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The landscape around Durham is without color, as are the Pentlands. I may be a little too taken with old New England families, after all! So far the books I read that won the Pulitzer, I haven’t really I barely got into this and I was just feeling a “no” from it. Sybil marries Jean, and Olivia is convinced her daughter will find the happiness that she has never had. The writing and the story flowed effortlessly for me and I felt that in Olivia the author created a character who felt very real and timeless.


She was like a woman to whom nothing could ever again happen.

So they were stuck. Then her old friend, and Pentland cousin, Sabine, returns to town after divorcing her husband. It’s what I’d call a less impressive Edith Wharton novel with strong hints of an Americanized Jane Austin style of story. It won the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in I can see why this won the Pulitzer.

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Mar 12, Joy rated it really liked it Shelves: Ahead of His Time Tom Rizzo says: What I can say is that I really wonder how this book won the prize in the first place. Come il vecchio John, che sotto sotto approva gli outsider, i “diversi”, le persone che riescono a sentire la vita come Higgins lo stalliere, ma che crede fermamente nel ruolo delle convenzioni e della tradizione, trascinando tutti nel baratro con lui.

Post was not sent – check your email addresses! He commits suicide by riding his horse into a deep ravine and falling to his death. The story of a wealthy family and their tribulations seems to be a common theme from books written in the early twentieth century, of which I’ve read several and I don’t think I’ve really enjoyed any of them.

He won the Pulitzer Prize in for this book, and it was easy for me to see how this book was the winner.

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