I am Charlotte Simmons is a 2004 novel by Tom Wolfe, concerning sexual and status relationships at the fictional Dupont University.
Prologue: the dupont man. Every time the men’s-room door opened, the amped-up onslaught of Swarm, the band banging out the concert in the theater overhead, came crashing in, ricocheting off all the mirrors and ceramic surfaces until it seemed twice as loud. But then an air hinge would close the door, and Swarm would vanish, and you could once again hear students drunk on youth and beer being funny or at least loud as they stood before the urinals. Two of them were finding it amusing to move their hands back and forth in front of the electric eyes to make the. I Am Charlotte Simmons. Hooking Up. The Bonfire of the Vanities. The Purple Decades - a Reader. Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers.
Or so it appears to beautiful, brilliant Charlotte Simmons, a freshman from Sparta, North Carolina (pop. 900), who has come here on full scholarship in full flight from her tobacco-chewing, beer-swilling high school classmates. But Charlotte soon learns, to her mounting dismay, that Dupont is closer in spirit to Sodom than to Athens, and that sex, crank, and kegs trump academic achievement every time. very innocence, but little does she realize that she will act as a catalyst in all of their lives. I Am Charlotte Simmons Tom Wolfe. Prologue: The Dupont Man. 1. That Single Promise.
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I Am Charlotte Simmons. Publication date: 2004. Dupont 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 freshman from Sparta, North Carolina (pop. But Charlotte soon learns, to her mounting dismay, that Dupont is closer. A small cloud formed-the rising number of academic geeks, book humpers, homosexuals, flute prodigies, and other diversoids who were now being admitted. Nevertheless! There's their Dupont, which is just a diploma with "Dupont" written on i. nd there's the real Dupont-which is ours! His heart was so full he wanted to pour it out to Vance. To My Two Collegians. You have been a joy, a surprise, a source of wonderment for me at every stage of your young lives. So I suppose I shouldn’t be astonished by what you have done for me and this book; but I am, and dedicating it to you is a mere whisper of my gratitude. I gave you the manuscript hoping you might vet it for undergraduate vocabulary. That you did. I learned that using the oath Jesus Christ establishes the speaker as, among other things, middle-aged or older.
I am very busy with work and kids and the fact that I read every word in the book and finished it within a week was, for me, strong validation of the entertainment value of this book. And I still find myself wondering what JoJo is up to right now. If you like Wolfe you'll like this book.
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