6 edition of Her infinite variety found in the catalog.
|LC Classifications||PS3501.U25 H47 2001|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||259 p. (large print) ;|
|Number of Pages||259|
|LC Control Number||00050101|
Auchincloss gives us, in Clara, an irresistible Cleopatra, lovely, wily, and mercurial. Determined to fight to the end rather than compromise, Clara justifies, and also disguises, her luxurious lifestyle by continuing her late husband's foundation and openly and generously supporting philanthropic causes so that her public image turns into that of an "angel of beneficience". Seeing the wisdom in her mother's advice, Clara divorces Bobbie for Trevor Hoyt, a product of social nicety and extreme wealth. You must be logged into Bookshare to access this title.
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A lissome blond, "with her large yet tantalizing gray blue eyes, her high spirits, and her bold graceful stride," she becomes engaged to the socially less acceptable Bobbie Lester shortly after her graduation from Vassar.
Auchincloss's attitude toward his heroine is interesting. She succeeds in persuading her daughter to end her relationship with a young teacher with a promising career ahead of him and marry into one of the pre-eminent, old money families instead.
Their affair, however, is short-lived because he informs her that his life "is not Her infinite variety book kind that can be improved by being shared" and also because the abuse of his power within the Tyler Foundation forces her to pay him off and hush up the scandal in order to save the foundation's reputation.
Plot summary[ edit ] Born in New York inattractive Clarabel Hoyt, the heroine of the book, is encouraged by her ambitious mother to marry "a great man," a man able and willing to make a success of his life. Their marriage is interrupted when Trevor is called to war in the Pacific, and it is then that Clara, using Trevor's social connections, lands a job at a top fashion magazine.
Like the stories of many of the courtesans of Auchincloss' era both fictional and nonfictional"Her Infinite Variety" is a tale of fierce personal ambition during a time of restricted choices in which few succeeded. He sketched an illustration of U Sein Khine and his loving marionette that my grandmother wished to portray.
You must be logged into Bookshare to access this title. In a world where women still had to wield the weapons of allure and charm, above all else, to secure positions of power, Clara, one of the last of her kind, succeeds marvelously.
Clara also likes to see herself as a patron of the artsand it is in this capacity that she meets, and gets to know more intimately, Oliver Kip, an expert on the Italian Renaissance.
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The cover design was San Toe, artist. However, driven by some inexplicable force, Tyler holds the "wrong" speech on tax reformvoicing what he really thinks on the matter and thus forfeiting all his chances of ever becoming a politician.
About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Tyler eventually dies, leaving Clara editor in chief and head of his philanthropic foundation, and the novel moves to the courtroom when heirs mount legalistic challenges.
Rejecting his financial support and social standing, Clara strikes out on her own, using her looks and charm to first win posi tion within the magazine, then the heart of the aging magazine editor, Eric Tyler. Soon after her Vassar graduation, however, Clara sees the error of her ways, spurns Bobbie, and slyly enthralls the well-bred and fabulously wealthy Trevor Hoyt, the first of her husbands.
She becomes a doyenne of the Democratic Party and is finally named ambassador to a small Caribbean island by the Kennedy administration.
Those who did hid their ambitions with a charming facade, but they were as deadly serious as Clara about moving up in a male dominated world. When her old school friend Polly suggests that she should work for Style, a fashion magazineClara eagerly accepts the offer and soon becomes a household name as a trendy journalist.
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Prepare to be astonished.Synopsis From one of America's greatest men of letters, our sublime master of manners, comes his long-awaited new novel, HER INFINITE VARIETY. Louis Auchincloss has been called "our most astute observer of moral paradox among the affluent" (Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.), his fiction described as that which "has always examined what makes life worth living" (Washington Post Book World).
Jul 10, · From one of America's greatest men of letters, our sublime master of manners, comes his novel, Her Infinite Variety.
Louis Auchincloss has been called "our most astute observer of moral paradox among the affluent" (Arthur Schlesinger, "This is a modern book with old-fashioned virtues: a compelling plot, vivid characters, and marvelous 2/5(2). The quote "Her infinite variety" is from Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra.
Learn who said it and what it means at atlasbowling.com Her infinite variety by Hunt, Morton M.,Harper & Row edition, in English - [1st ed.]Pages: Cleopatra was the last of the Ptolemies, a Greek dynasty that ruled Egypt from B.C.
to 30 B.C.
Had her power lasted, she might have become the greatest female sovereign of all time. Hello and welcome to Her Infinite Variety. An online journal about life on a Scottish Island.
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