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    Old School (Paperback) By (author) Tobias Wolff

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    DescriptionAt one prestigious American public school, the boys like to emphasise their democratic ideals - the only acknowledged snobbery is literary snobbery. Once a term, a big name from the literary world visits and a contest takes place. The boys have to submit a piece of writing and the winner receives a private audience with the visitor. But then it is announced that Hemingway, the boys' hero, is coming to the school. The competition intensifies, and the morals the school and the boys pride themselves on - honour, loyalty and friendship - are crumbling under the strain. Only time will tell who will win and what it will cost them.


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    Title
    Old School
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tobias Wolff
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 180 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780747574651
    ISBN 10: 0747574650
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    DC22: 813.54
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publication date
    07 February 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    The author of three collections of stories, Tobias Wolff lives with his family near Stanford University, where he is the director of the creative writing programme.
    Review quote
    'Think Dead Poets' Society crossed with The Catcher in the Rye ... a beautifully crafted all-American coming-of-age tale' Esquire 'This is the kind of novel that endures - wise, clever and written with immense heart' Observer 'Exceptionally good ... comparable to the work of Philip Roth. This reviewer was tempted to send Wolff a fan letter' Blake Morrison, Sunday Telegraph 'A wonderful, subtle novel' Geoff Dyer, Books of the Year, Daily Telegraph