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The class
Segal, Erich, 1937-2010.
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New York : Bantam Books, 1988.

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531 pages ; 18 cm
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From world-renowed author Erich Segal comes anbsp;nbsp;powerful and moving saga of five extraordinarynbsp;nbsp;members of the Harvard class of 1958 and the womennbsp;nbsp;with whom their lives are intertwined. Theirnbsp;nbsp;explosive story begins in a time of innocence and spansnbsp;nbsp;a turbulent quarter century, culminating in theirnbsp;nbsp;dramatic twenty-five reunion at which theynbsp;nbsp;confront their classmates--and the balance sheet ofnbsp;nbsp;their own lives. Always at the center; amid thenbsp;nbsp;passion, laughter, and glory, stands Harvard--thenbsp;nbsp;symbol of who they are and who they will be. Theynbsp;nbsp;were a generation who made the rules--then brokenbsp;nbsp;them--whose glittering successes, heartfeltnbsp;nbsp;tragedies, and unbridled ambitons would stun thenbsp;nbsp;world.

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Erich Segal was a writer, educator, and screenwriter. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 16, 1937. He graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in 1958, a M.A. in 1959, and a Ph.D. in 1964.

Segal began a teaching career at Harvard University before moving to Yale University in 1964. He was also a visiting professor in classics at Princeton University and the University of Munich. He achieved international acclaim for his verse translations of Roman playwright Plautus and delivered papers before the American Philological Association and the American Comparative Literature Association.

Segal collaborated on the 1958 Harvard Hasty Pudding Club production and wrote several Hollywood screenplays, including the 1968 animated Beatles film, Yellow Submarine and A Change of Seasons. His most famous novel was Love Story, written in 1970. The book was made into a film in 1970. He received a Golden Globe Award and an Oscar nomination for his screenplay. His other novels include Oliver's Story, The Class, and Doctors. He died of a heart attack on January 17, 2010 at the age of 72.

(Bowker Author Biography)