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In a Yellow Wood (1947) [Novel]
by Gore Vidal Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Twenty-four hours.

One whole day in the life of a young stockbroker executive in New York City. A man who has lived life to the full and is already, at twenty-six years of age, beginning to feel disillusioned.

This is the New York City of the rich business man, the society hostess, the decadent fast set.

Original title: In a Yellow Wood
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: In a Yellow Wood

In a Yellow Wood (1947)
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Language: English

  • "The account of a single day in the life of a young man who has experienced too much, given too much of himself to conventionality, and who realizes too late that revolt, even for love, is impossible... Sex, for Vidal's young man, is not automatic nor is it tawdry. It is a living force of great beauty and perhaps it is the truest means of escape from the prison of the self into union with another in love. Vidal sees that love is the single unshakable truth left to us, the only condition in which beauty and decency have a chance of survival. And, for a world bent upon suicide, it is the only chance." Harper's Magazine
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