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The Rector of Justin

reviewed by John Brooks 1965

coverTitle: The Rector of Justin
Author(s): L. Auchincloss
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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It must be gratifying to anyone interested in the state of our national cultural health to see such a good novel as The Rector of Justin at or near the top of the best-seller lists. Like almost everything Mr. Auchincloss produces, it is cleanly and deftly written, full of well-drawn characters, spiced with wit and irony, suffused with its author's intelligence—that is to say, readable in the best sense. Utterly devoid of technical pretensions and fashionable tricks, it is that rare bird, a traditional novel and a good one. The Rector of Justin is about the founder and headmaster of a New England Episcopal preparatory school for boys, which becomes nationally famous during his own reign, extending roughly from the turn of the century to the outbreak of the Second World War. In truth, Dr. Prescott's is not a very eventful life. He grows up, founds his school, sees it come... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 66 Number 4, 1965, p. 369-369
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2485, Date Accessed: 8/15/2018 8:11:09 PM

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