Our reissue of the acclaimed 1966 novel--which recasts the classic Faust legend, setting it in an elite New England college--from one of our most distinguished house authors, John Hersey
John Hersey was born in Tientsin, China, in 1914 and lived there until 1925, when his family returned to the United States. He studied at Yale and Cambridge, served for a time as Sinclair Lewis's secretary, and then worked several years as a journalist. Beginning in 1947 he devoted his time mainly to writing fiction. He won the Pulitzer Prize, taught for two decades at Yale, and was president of the Authors League of America and Chancellor of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. John Hersey died in 1993.
"Bold, fresh. . . . Splendidly successful." -The Wall Street
"Extremely readable, frequently funny." -The New York Times
"Engaging. . . . As always, a novel by John Hersey is novel." -Life