The Great World and Timothy Colt

By Louis Auchincloss
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9.35 Hours 07/02/2009 unabridged
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Like a latter-day Olympus, the large Manhattan law firm of Sheffield, Knox & Dale is so rich and influential, so full of good grey heads, that it is more like a seat of government than a place of business. To Timothy Colt, law is the very essence of America’s eminence, and it is this belief that sustains him and makes him the tirelessly dedicated young lawyer that he is. Likewise, it is his wife's belief in Timothy that allows her to tolerate his grinding hours at the office and what might be regarded in another profession as neglect of his family. But as Timothy rises in the firm, he begins to see the conflict between ethics and ambition that lies at the very heart of Sheffield, Knox & Dale, and his disillusionment begins.

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Like a latter-day Olympus, the large Manhattan law firm of Sheffield, Knox & Dale is so rich and influential, so full of good grey heads, that it is more like a seat of government than a place of business. To Timothy Colt, law is the very essence of America’s eminence, and it is this belief that sustains him and makes him the tirelessly dedicated young lawyer that he is. Likewise, it is his wife's belief in Timothy that allows her to tolerate his grinding hours at the office and what might be regarded in another profession as neglect of his family. But as Timothy rises in the firm, he begins to see the conflict between ethics and ambition that lies at the very heart of Sheffield, Knox & Dale, and his disillusionment begins.

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Editorial Reviews

“A savagely perceptive portrait of executive-suite manners and morals. Extraordinarily well done.” Saturday Review

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Author Bio: Louis Auchincloss

Louis Auchincloss (1917– 2010), graduate of Yale with a law degree from the University of Virginia, was a New York lawyer whose polished fiction about high society began with several volumes issued under the pseudonym Andrew Lee. His novels include The Indifferent Children, A Law for the Lion, The Great World and Timothy Colt, Pursuit of the Prodigal, The House of Five Talents, Portrait in Brownstone, The Embezzler, and many others.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 9.35
Audience: Adult
Language: English