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The End of Arrogance: Revised Edition

J. C. Morris (Author)

ISBN: 0-7414-2277-8 ©2005
Price: $21.95
Book Size: 5.5'' x 8.5'' , 499 pages
Category/Subject: FICTION / Historical

Rare feat: a historical novel combining a thought provoking and emotionally gripping story with significant social criticism and a superb love story. A British family’s struggle against inherited privilege.

At the turn of the century an ambitious Briton, Leo Phillips, who craves success in a system based on inherited privilege, goes to America and makes a fortune. His half-brother, Egbert, an intellectual, remains to promote social reform. The brothers compete throughout the 20th Century for the approval of their father, the respect of their peers, and the love of a beautiful woman. The story unfolds when Leo asks his niece, Peggy to write his memoirs, showing the gradual erosion of the class system, with assistance from disasters like the sinking of the Titanic and the bungling of World War I.

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Customer Reviews

  Writer's Digest Comments , 06/03/2005
Reviewer: Susan Goodrich
This is an intelligent, crafted, compelling, and ambitious novel. I loved the language in this book. The author has a talent for choosing words that have a poetic quality, flow well, and connect well with character, seting, time period, and theme. The dialogue is witty and sharp, sounds natural, and suports characterization. I was particularly impressed by the resonating theme of class, especialy how the upper class fails to comprehend the merit of all other classes.

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