By Love Possessed

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Novel by James Gould Cozzens, published in 1957.

Between the time that an ornate French gilt clock inscribed “amor vincit omnia” strikes three o'clock one afternoon and its striking of four o'clock two days later, Arthur Winner, Jr., a conservative, middle-aged lawyer, undergoes a series of crises and discoveries that force him to alter the view he takes of himself, the rational standards of his revered late father (in whose living room the clock is situated), and his world, centered on his well-to-do and well-born family's community.

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James Gould Cozzens (1903—1978)

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