A scandalous exploration of elite undergraduate life from the author of The Bonfire of the VanitiesDupont University: the Olympian halls of learning housing the cream of America's youth, the roseate Gothic spires and manicured lawns suffused with tradition... or so it appears to beautiful, brilliant Charlotte Simmons, a sheltered freshman from Sparta, North Carolina, who has come here on a full scholarship.
But Charlotte soon learns that for the upper-crust coeds of Dupont, sex, status, and kegs trump academic achievement every time.
As Charlotte encounters Dupont's elite, she gains a new, revelatory sense of her own power, that of her difference and of her very innocence.
But little does she realise that she will act as a catalyst in all of their lives. `A firecracker of a novel... A pyrotechnic delight just as dazzling as The Bonfire of the Vanities' - Sunday Express
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 688 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 20/10/2005
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099479024