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The Professor's House by Willa Cather, A.S. Byatt

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Professor's House On the eve of his move to a new more desirable residence Professor Godfrey St Peter finds himself in the shabby study of his former home Surrounded by the comforting familiar sights of his past he surveys his life and the people he has loved his wife Lillian his daughters and Tom Outland his most outstanding student and once his son in law to be Enigmatic and courageous and a tragic victim of the Great War Tom has remained a source of inspiration to the professor But he has also left behind him a troubling legacy which has brought betrayal and fracture to the women he loves most

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