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Memories of a Marriage

By Louis Begley

By the author of the beloved Schmidt series, Memories of a Marriage is a penetrating look at class and privilege, shifting from Paris to Manhattan, Long Island to Newport. Mourning his wife and daughter, and on the edge of old age, Philip reencounters an astonishing woman from his past: Lucy De Bourgh, an heiress who was once a passionate debutante and the intimate of many men, including Philip himself. As she reveals the startling details of her failed marriage to Thomas Snow—a townie turned powerful international banker, liked by many but to her a loathsome monster—Philip discovers a story that will challenge his assumptions about those he has known, admired, and desired. A triumph by an author expert in revealing the good breeding and bad behavior of the moneyed elite, Memories of a Marriage is an eloquent and irresistible book that explores all the varieties of love and the very concept of truth.
 
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Praise for Memories of a Marriage
 
“Among contemporary novelists, [Begley] may be the wryest, most devastating critic of class in American society.”The Washington Post
 
“Engrossing . . . Louis Begley gives us a chance to see into . . . the most private recesses of another couple’s marriage.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
“This delicious, dazzling novel about the rise and fall of a great American debutante kept me up all night.”—Susan Cheever
 
“A consummately constructed monument to human imperfection.”—San Francisco Chronicle
 
“[Begley is] an elegant stylist with a dry wit and a merciless eye.”—The Wall Street Journal
 
“A fiendishly clever, Fitzgeraldesque tale about marriage, friendship, gossip, and self-justification.”Booklist


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9780385537469


Format: Book
Author: Begley, Louis
Summary: Reconnecting with a vibrant woman from his past, Philip is shocked to learn that her seemingly charmed marriage ended in divorce and tragedy and that the woman regarded her ex as a monster, a revelation that compels him to investigate the truth.
Title: Memories of a Marriage / Louis Begley.
Subject: Autobiographical memory -- Fiction Nineteen fifties -- Fiction Marriage -- Fiction
Isbn: 9780385537469 (alk. paper) 0385537468 (alk. paper)
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Call Number: F Begley
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Format: Book
Author: Begley, Louis
Summary: Reconnecting with a vibrant woman from his past, Philip is shocked to learn that her seemingly charmed marriage ended in divorce and tragedy and that the woman regarded her ex as a monster, a revelation that compels him to investigate the truth.
Title: Memories of a Marriage / Louis Begley.
Edition: First edition.
Description: 188 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Autobiographical memory -- Fiction
Subjects: Nineteen fifties -- Fiction
Subjects: Marriage -- Fiction
Genre: Psychological fiction.
LCCN: 2012043331
ISBN: 9780385537469 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 0385537468 (alk. paper)
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Available Copies: 0
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Call Number: F Begley