The late George Apley : a novel in the form of a memoir / by John P. Marquand.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Back Bay Books, 2004Edition: 1st Back Bay pbk. ed.Description: 354 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0316735671; 9780316735674.Subject(s): Inheritance and succession -- Fiction | Upper class families -- Fiction | Boston (Mass.) -- Fiction | Rich people -- Fiction | Socialites -- Fiction | Psychological fictionGenre/Form: Psychological fiction. | Domestic fiction. | Satire.DDC classification: 813/.52 Online resources: Publisher description
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Foreword and apology -- Family background -- Parents -- Boyhood scene -- Beacon Street and school days -- Revealing memories -- Harvard days -- Interlude -- Europe -- Law school -- Marriage -- Achievement -- Problems -- Added burdens -- Pequod Island days -- Portrait of a gentleman -- Parenthood and bird lore -- Solitude -- Harvard again, and England -- War days -- War strikes home -- William Apley -- Parent's vigil -- Son at the front -- Broken barriers -- New impacts -- Turbulent twenties -- Crisis -- Ring in the new -- Last pilgrimage -- House in order.
Featuring a new introduction, this contemporary satire of turn-of-the-century Boston, which was awarded the Pulitizer Prize for Fiction in 1938, traces the life of George Apley, a wealthy businessman who sacrifices his individuality to social custom and tradition.