A Story of a Lady
9781888683318 l $15.95
303 pages; 5 1/4" by 8 1/4"
Pulitzer Prize winner
had fled from the stifling propriety of Durham, New England twenty
years ago. With a failed marriage behind her and an eighteen year
old daughter to present to society, everyone is surprised to find
that Sabine has returned, not as the pitiable and broken creature
they expected, but as a strong and assured individual with an
uncanny ability to see through the postures and pretenses of the
society that oppressed her as a girl. With her bold independence
and forthright nature, Sabine challenges the social order and
becomes a catalyst for changes in the lives of the people around
depth of insight into the characters of this novel and his brilliant
portrayal of the challenges to old New England society earned
him national recognition. Bromfield was awarded the Pulitzer Prize
for Early Autumn.
"We find Bromfield making use of lovely and
amazingly pertinent description to evolve his moods and his characters.
We find him developing in picturesqueness of style and in the
ability to choose his detail. In the story of the Pentlands, Mr.
Bromfield has written both a dramatic novel and a stinging satire.
It is an important book, and an entertaining one."