Published January 13, 1989
by Random House Value Publishing .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
I have always wondered how a boarding school is run. But maybe this novel is all fiction. The story is about Frank Prescott, rector, headmaster and founder of Justin Martyr, an Episcopal boys' school in New England from his own boyhood to age The narrator is Brian, a student who also becomes a master at the school.5/5(1). Regarded as one of Louis Auchincloss's most accomplished novels, THE RECTOR OF JUSTIN centers on Frank Prescott, the founder of an exclusive school for boys. Eighty years of his life unfold through the observations of six narrators, each with a unique perspective on the man, his motivations, and the roots of his triumphs and : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The Rector of Justin, originally published in , is widely considered to be his most ambitious novel and his greatest achievement. The terrain is familiar, vintage Auchincloss 4/5(3). The Rector is the Reverend Francis Prescott, D.D., the founder-headmaster of Justin Martyr, a venerable, Episcopal New England secondary school of high caste and character. This then is a prismatic portrait of Dr. Prescott, who has now reached the end of some eighty forceful years, as seen through the sometimes coincident, sometimes contradictory interpretations of his family and associates.
National Book Foundation > Books > The Rector of Justin. The Rector of Justin Finalist, National Book Awards for Fiction. ISBN Mariner Books | Houghton Mifflin Company Boston. Louis Auchincloss. More about this author > Get This BOOK. Amazon. Regarded as one of Louis Auchinclosss most accomplished novels, The Rector of Justin centers on Frank Prescott, the founder of an exclusive school for boys. Eighty years of his life unfold through the observations of six narrators, each with a unique perspective on the man, his motivations, and the roots of his triumphs and failings%(). The principal narrator of The Rector of Justin is Brian Aspinwall, a somewhat old-maidish graduate student who has joined the faculty of Justin Martyr Academy during the eightieth year of the. THE RECTOR OF JUSTIN is for my money the greatest of all"school novels" of the 20th century, and one of the great novels ever. Louis Auchincloss has an extraordinary collectioon of novels and non-fiction, and I hope more and more will appear in Modern Library's editions/5(3).
A rector is a headmaster and Justin is an Episcopalian boarding school outside Boston. Francis Prescott is its founder and aging rector, fighting off retirement as the world changes around him. Essentially the novel reveals the Rector's life story through the viewpoints of various people including his oldest friend and his rebellious : Judy Krueger. Buy a cheap copy of The Rector of Justin book by Louis Auchincloss. Louis Auchincloss has been celebrated as one of the best American novelists of our time. The Rector of Justin, originally published in , is widely considered to Free shipping over $Cited by: 5. Regarded as one of Louis Auchincloss's most accomplished novels, THE RECTOR OF JUSTIN centers on Frank Prescott, the founder of an exclusive school for boys. Eighty years of his life unfold through /5(). Among his books are the multi-generational sagas The House of Five Talents (), Portrait in Brownstone (), and East Side Story (). The Rector of Justin () is the tale of a renowned headmaster of a prep school like the one he attended, Groton School, trying to deal with changing ality: American.