A Good School

A Novel

Richard Yates

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Richard Yates, who died in 1992, is today ranked by many readers, scholars, and critics alongside such titans of modern American ficiton as Updike, Roth, Irving, Vonnegut, and Mailer.

In this work, he offers a spare and autumnal novel about a New England prep school. At once a meditation on the twilight of youth and an examination of America's entry into World War II, A Good School tells the stories of William Grove, the quiet boy who becomes an editor of the school newspaper; Jack Draper, a crippled chemistry teacher; and Edith Stone, the schoolmaster's young daughter, who falls in love with most celebrated boy in the class of 1943.

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Praise for A Good School

"A first class work of the imagination marked by an interest in real history . . . [A Good School] is enriched with many fine touches."—Julian Moynehan, The New York Times Book Review

"[Yates] is an expert . . . This [novel] is acute and poignant."—John Skow, Time

"A graceful and articulate narrative . . . affectionate, witty, and wry."The New Yorker

"Distinguished by fine writing and convincing adolescent angst."The Atlantic Monthly

"[Yates's] small-scale tapestry is rich in intricate detail—much of it wonderfully droll."—Elizabeth Peer, Newsweek

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Richard Yates

Richard Yates, who died in 1992, was the author of seven novels, including Revolutionary Road, The Easter Parade, and A Special Providence, as well as two story collections. The Collected Stories of Richard Yates was first published in May 2001.

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A Good School
A Novel
Richard Yates

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Picador
December 2001
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312420390
ISBN10: 0312420390
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 192 pages
$16.00

Unabridged Compact Disc

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Macmillan Audio
May 2014
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427259165
ISBN10: 142725916X
Audio Run Time: 5:30
$32.99

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Macmillan Audio
March 2010
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427209405
ISBN10: 1427209405
Audio Run Time: 5:00
$14.99

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7/29/2014
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ISBN: 9781466853676
ISBN10: 1466853670
192 pages
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