Aristocracy (Social class)
Nov 29, 2012 — Critic Alan Cheuse maps out a winter wonderland of fiction and poetry — from ancient Greece to the near-future visions of Walter Mosley, a selection of the best books to give and receive this holiday season. Cheuse says these five books strike the perfect balance between lyricism and narrative.
Sep 19, 2012 — Susanna Moore tells the saga of an ambitious girl, a family's artistic fortune and a world at war. Young heroine Beatrice Palmer is whisked off to Berlin where she is put to work packing up priceless artwork in a wealthy family's mansion.
Apr 19, 2012 — A woman marries a secretive British Aristocrat in The American Heiress, which debuts at No. 14.
Jan 23, 2012 — The parties, mansions — ah, to be rich and famous. Author Emma Straub might not lead a life of luxury, but she recommends three books that give a glimpse into those who do.
Jan 13, 2012 — A Jewish woman is forced into life as a parlor maid in The House at Tyneford. It debuts at No. 14.
Jul 26, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Sound and the Fury: The Corrected Text by William Faulkner. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Snobs by Julian Fellowes. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Mademoiselle Benoir by Christine Conrad. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jan 12, 2011 — Novelist Peter Carey returns with a funny riff on de Tocqueville's America, while David Remnick looks at the rise of President Obama, Rhodes scholar Wes Moore considers the prison life he might have lived, and Simon Johnson and James Kwak argue that America's megabanks should be cut down to size.
Dec 6, 2010 — Making suggestions for your book club can be risky business. If everyone loves the book, you're a hero. If they hate it, it takes a while to live it down. NPR's Lynn Neary comes to the rescue with five book club recommendations that are sure to make for good conversation.