I Am Charlotte Simmons: A Novel

Paperback | September 26, 2005

byTom Wolfe

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Beautiful, brilliant Charlotte Simmons thinks the hallowed hallsof Dupont University are all about learning. But she soon discovers, to hermounting dismay, that for the upper-crust coeds of Dupont, sex, sports and kegstrump academic ambitions.

With his celebrated eye for telling detail, Tom Wolfeimmortalizes college life in the 21st century. I Am Charlotte Simmons isthe latest triumph of America’s master social novelist.

"[IAm Charlotte Simmons] isso full of news and social commentary andgives rise to so many surprisingand funny set pieces that you wonderwhy someone didn’t think aboutwriting this sooner." - The New YorkTimes Magazine

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Beautiful, brilliant Charlotte Simmons thinks the hallowed hallsof Dupont University are all about learning. But she soon discovers, to hermounting dismay, that for the upper-crust coeds of Dupont, sex, sports and kegstrump academic ambitions.With his celebrated eye for telling detail, Tom Wolfeimmortalizes college life in the 21st cen...

TOM WOLFE is the author of more than a dozen books, amongthem such contemporary classics as The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The RightStuff, The Bonfire of the Vanities and A Man in Full. He livesin New York City.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:738 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 1 inPublished:September 26, 2005Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0006394051

ISBN - 13:9780006394051

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hilarious and catching This book is a page turner. It starts off with introducing different characters in each chapter who all intertwine. The main character, Charlotte Simmons is a very intelligent young woman from the middle of nowhere who ventures out and goes to university. Hoping to get away from the typical ways of sex, alcohol and immaturity to find people who think like her, she runs into these obstacles like never before! You feel sorry for her sometimes but mostly you just want her to go out and have fun and stop forcing herself to be an individual! It's well worth the read!
Date published: 2006-06-05