I Am Charlotte Simmons (Paperback)Tom Wolfe (author)
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A scandalous exploration of elite undergraduate life from the author of The Bonfire of the Vanities
Dupont University: the Olympian halls of learning housing the cream of America's youth, the roseate Gothic spires and manicured lawns suffused with tradition... or so it appears to beautiful, brilliant Charlotte Simmons, a sheltered freshman from Sparta, North Carolina, who has come here on a full scholarship. But Charlotte soon learns that for the upper-crust coeds of Dupont, sex, status, and kegs trump academic achievement every time.
As Charlotte encounters Dupont's elite, she gains a new, revelatory sense of her own power, that of her difference and of her very innocence. But little does she realise that she will act as a catalyst in all of their lives.
'A firecracker of a novel... A pyrotechnic delight just as dazzling as The Bonfire of the Vanities' - Sunday Express
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 688
Weight: 469 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 42 mm
Brilliant... Not just a rollicking comedy of campus misbehaviour but a blistering indictment of contemporary standards * Mail on Sunday *
Exaggerates and deflates the pretensions of America's future ruling class in hilarious style * The Economist *
These are Wolfe's most memorable characters and this is his best book yet -- David Isaacson * Word Magazine *
Exuberant, lovingly crafted grotesquery * Daily Telegraph *
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