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The Professor's House

The Professor's House

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Vintage Classics Paperback

"In great misfortunes . . . people want to be alone. They have a right to be. And the misfortunes that occur within one are the greatest."

Professor Godfrey St. Peter is a man in his fifties, who has devoted his life to his work, his wife, his garden, and his daughters, and achieved success with all of them. But when St. Peter is called on to move to a new, more comfortable house, something in him rebels. And although at first that rebellion consists of nothing more then mild resistance to his family's wishes, it imperceptibly comes to encompass the entire order of his life. Combining profound introspection with a delightful grasp of the social and domestic rituals of Midwestern university town, The Professor's House is a brilliant study in emotional dislocation and renewal.