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I’m not really sure what to say about this Pulitzer Prize Winner. And John Pentland, who has just seen the last of the Pentlands die, begins making his own plans for passing on the family when he is gone. His prose drifts, ephemeral, insubstantial–just like the lives of the Pentlands.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. What if he refuses? She suspects Anson knows the truth, and is lying about the family in his book. This is not the whole picture, of course—there are many wonderful things ahead, in —but what was lost is something that is too easy to worship as Tarkington does or to dismiss as someone like F.

Anson is upset by the attentions O’Hara lavishes on his wife and daughter. Life augumn society women in the s had its own constraints, the image of “family” was stronger than “self,” and the idea of a woman’s freedom had yet to be born.

The dialogue was absolutely sparkling. Worthy of the Pulitzer?

1927: Early Autumn, by Louis Bromfield

I barely got into this and I was just feeling a “no” from it. The dominant bromfoeld I wanted to read this book was because my dad said he would like to be able write like this author. Ci sono voluti ben due mesi — giustificati anche dal periodo critico degli ultimi esami e della stesura della tesi — per terminarlo ed ora eccomi qui a mettere nero su bianco le mie impressioni.


When I was ezrly through the novel, I realized that there had only been two events that seemed to have any effect on the plot at all. Afterward, he visits Mrs. He bought Sabine’s former bgomfield and is refurbishing it. Sabine gives us her own thought that, based on the husband’s life with his wife, the reunion might not be all that pleasant.

Notify me of new posts via email. It is at this point that the subtlety begins to go out the window. Olivia is almost 40 years old, and she increasingly feels trapped and stifled by her life.

Olivia speaks repeatedly of living in an enchantment that numbs her life. How can you say such things?

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I want you to act as yourself, as Anson Pentland, and not as you think you ought to act. Olivia was the main character and all the other characters revolved around her.

I found myself invested in the lives of the Pentlands in a way that doesn’t happen often. Normally I am not a fan of early 20th century novels because they are very melodramatic, full of pathos and not very relatable. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: That sense of breathlessness, of revelation and reluctance, is really well developed.

John Pentland’s niece, Sabine, is the black sheep of the family. Louis Bromfield was an American author and conservationist who gained international recognition winning the Pulitzer Prize and pioneering innovative scientific farming concepts.


His daily visits with his wife are not performed out of love as everyone assumes but out of a desire to divert attention from his affair with Mrs. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: You are commenting using your Twitter account. I will definitely read more Bromfield. Every morning, John Pentland visits her and speaks with her despite her insanity.


Early Autumn by Louis Bromfield

However, can a woman of society int he s ask her husband for a divorce? And secondly, to me, it seemed that there really wasn’t much of story here. Parkington, were made into successful motion pictures. No one spoke directly anymore.

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Olivia learns that John Pentland loves Mrs. The Pentland family is rich and part of the upper class, but their world is rapidly changing. She hasn’t turned age forty and doesn’t seem to have time for herself.

It’s what I’d call a less impressive Edith Wharton novel with strong hints of an Americanized Bromfild Austin style of story. Contrasted with these desiccated survivors of an old New England family is the vitality of O Hare, an upstart, a shanty Irishwho does not have the purity of blood to sully the Pentland name. Very good discriptions of thoughts and feelings of one standing at middle age looking at lost opportunities of youth vs.