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The Lockwood Concern
The Lockwood Concern
Author: John O'Hara
?The Lockwood Concern, which O?Hara called ?an old-fashioned morality novel,? transcends both the author?s declared intetion and the somewhat melodramatic plot?. The book looks, on the surface, like a highly contrived melodrama, but there is a good deal of complexity in it. If George Lockwood is a monster, he is the kind of monster who exhibits ...  more »
ISBN: 172280
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 432
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Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
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"The Lockwood Concern" follows the lives of four generations of Lockwoods as they gain social status. The characters are brilliantly drawn and unforgettable, particularly Abraham, the second Lockwood in the line and the one who names the "concern." As always, the dialogue leaps from the page and the strains of plot are too subtle to be properly discussed in a brief review. This is some of John O'Hara's best work and I cannot imagine why it is not frequently reprinted. You will not regret reading it.