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Nobody values anything for its endurance nowadays T C Hulme headmaster of the Clifford Vermont Academy muses Long devoted to the school and to his eccentric aunt T C is increasingly aware that life is passing him by His hopes are renewed when he falls in love with a new teacher years his junior But as Dorothy Canfield Fisher shows neither. On the whole I really loved the writing and enjoyed the story The lack of five stars is because I felt that the romance portion of this story was so built up during the first portion of the book and then just cast into the shadows I didn't like that but perhaps that was Fisher's way of being real and raw and true to life I was strengthened by the fight to save the school from the dirty money I loved all the speeches about freedom and values and morals Timothy Hulme is a character worthy of admiration for his ideals and his expression of those ideals This book was published in 1939 right in the middle of Hitler's evil reign and Fisher put the perfect words into her characters Mr Dewey and Timothy Hulme as well as many others Aunt Lavinia was a lovely character and Timothy's love for her was a very beautiful part of this book

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Seasoned TimberLove nor Academy life runs smooth A younger suitor steps in and a rich out of state trustee dies and leaves the Academy a million dollar gift in his will The codicils are troubling however Jews must be excluded girls ousted and local students sueezed out by a tuition hike The affront to a Yankee sense of fair play is clear but the school d. Vermont is the setting of this novel which was published in 1939 The story focuses on the headmaster of an academy school in a small town Timothy Hulme teacher and headmaster is a widower in his forties who lives with his elderly dotty aunt He finds himself falling in love with a new young teacher who was one of his former students Along with all the challenges of running the town schools TC as the headmaster is called frets that he is too old for this young woman When his young nephew comes to visit thoughts of whether or not love is proper at his age disappear and turn to jealousy This is not a love story though Much of the novel consists of TC's musings about education fairness principles and euality When a wealthy donor beueaths money to the school with the stipulation that Jews be excluded TC sets out to convince the town who must vote on accepting the beuest or not to reject it TC often mentions events happening in Germany at this time and the difficulties of the Jews there I was surprised given that this book was published in 1939 and therefore written in 1938 that the treatment of Jews was mentioned I was unaware that Americans and the world knew that much about what was happening Of course they had no idea what was to come

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Seasoned Timber Summary ß 104 É ❴Read❵ ➱ Seasoned Timber Author Dorothy Canfield Fisher – Feedmarkformulate.co.uk Nobody values anything for its endurance nowadays T C Hulme headmaster of the Clifford Vermont Academy muses Long devoted to the school and to his eccentric aunt T C is increasingly aware that life is Nobody valuEsperately needs funds Thus T C and the town confront a struggle between the old virtues of tolerance integrity and civic responsibility and modern attitudes of expediency exclusionism and outside control Originally published in Fisher's last novel is remarkably prescient in its defense of human rights and the ramifications of their denial. Professor Hulme is approaching middle age in 1930's upstate Vermont He is the Principal of a small academy but as a widower is very lonely He meets and falls in love with a young teacher and becomes her mentor As Hitler's hate spreads across Europe this small town rages with racism and politics of it's own Throughout this the author weaves a lyrical narrative about family community and the meaning of love