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Josiah Bunting was born in Haverford, Pennsylvania. All Loves Excelling (Bridge Works, 2001), set in a boarding school. Macaulay, Thomas Babington. He attended The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, and the Salisbury School in Connecticut, but was expelled from both institutions for playing pranks. He then entered the .

All loves Excelling is a story of the fierce competition for admission to select colleges, of the equally fierce ambition of parents and school authorities-and how they combine to wreak havoc on one teenager and her family. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

by. Bunting, Josiah, 1939-. Former headmaster of the Lawrenceville School offers a novel of the fierce competition for admission to select colleges, of the equally fierce ambition of parents and school authorities-and how they combine to wreak havoc on one teenager and her family.

Josiah Bunting III was headmaster of the Lawrenceville School, an independent boarding school in New Jersey, from 1987 to 1995.

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This is the real deal! - Former Headmaster Bunting captures the whole enchilada with his book - it is a must read if you are involved in education -. 0. Report.

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Major themes in the novel, All Loves Excelling, include living up to expectations, self-discipline, and family dynamics.

A Rhodes Scholar and a decorated army officer, Josiah Bunting III served in Vietnam and was superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute for eight years. He is the author of the novels All Loves Excelling, The Lionheads, The Advent of Frederick Giles, and An Education for Our Time. Bunting is also a classical pianist and a long-distance runner. He lives in Newport, Rhode Island.

Not since A Separate Peace has the world of prep school and tortured adolescence been portrayed with the sensitivity and authenticity that distinguish this novel by a former headmaster of the prestigious Lawrence-ville School, near Princeton. All loves Excelling is a story of the fierce competition for admission to select colleges, of the equally fierce ambition of parents and school authorities—and how they combine to wreak havoc on one teenager and her family.

Comments: (7)

Wanenai
A teenager with modest but definite gifts in music, English and athletics passively but obediently attempts to follow the path her mother sets for her. In doing so, she falls prey to the problems that dog many perfectionistic young women: an eating disorder, and lack of healthy assertiveness. We witness her struggle at an exclusive boarding school which excels in preparing its students for the Ivy League and other prestigious schools. There is a kind of grim humor - that I who attended such a college could smile at - in the students' pursuit of perfection. But the book ends in tragedy, and the reader has seen enough foreshadowing to expect it - an excellent cautionary tale on the dangers of being an over-achiever.
Doriel
The current Superintendant of Virginia Military Academy, a former headmaster of the one of the most prestigious boarding schools in the country (Lawrenceville), has written a spectacular book. The book, though a novel, depicts so many interesting subjects. It depicts what life is like at a very high-powered northeast boarding school. It depicts what the college selection process has become. It depicts the kinds of ambitions that parents may have for their children, and how these reflect, so it appears, more the needs of the parent than the needs of the child. It depicts the impact of such pressures on children who are quite talented but perhaps not up to the full extent of their parents' demands. And it depicts the sad reality of marriages in which the more balanced parent is, for whatever reason, unwilling to demand that balance on the part of the parent whose values are confused. This book ought to be mandatory reading for any high school student in a high powered secondary school with self-demanding expectations and for both of his parents.
shustrik
A very well written book that's about fictional characters but about a non fictional and all too real and continuing problem associated with the American Way of Education. Parential pressure and associated pressure placed on prep schools to get students into super competitive pschools like the Ivies, inhibits real education and character developement.
Shak
Extremely slow and boring book. Ending was putrid and overall, the book sucked major lollipops. Only read it because I was forced to by my teacher.
Melipra
This was a pretty bleak novel, but yet, so necessary for parents and teachers to read. May we never be as pushy and driven as Amanda's mother. The author certainly captured the essence of what Amanda was going through. I found myself growing anxious as I read of her desperate attempts to please her mother by being perfect in everything. Yes, I do agree that some of the characters seemed wooden, and the writing was almost clinical in nature. But that was Amanda's life at the school, wasn't it? She went along rather woodenly, like a puppet on a string. How sad that she never felt the true joy that the piano or her running could have given her. Instead, they were but another task to be performed in order to make it into Dartmouth. I knew the story would not end well, but found it quite ironic that throughout the entire book, Amanda was "barely keeping her head above the water", so to speak, only to drown herself in the end. This is not a wasted life, if it serves to remind parents of the influence we have on our children. Use it wisely.
Brightfury
This is an excellent morality tale about parents who push their children to succeed in order to feed their own ambitions. Mr. Bunting seems to share my disapproval of the post-graduate year, and for the same reason: a single year spent at a boarding school is insufficent to transform a callow youth into someone the school can be proud to call one of their own. The first year at a superior school is jarring indeed, but these schools eventually teach their charges to handle pressure with grace...to find the sweet spot, as it were.
As has been said before, the dark, dirty secret of New England (and mid-Atlantic) boarding schools is that their expertise lies in turning the mediocre sons and daughters of the rich into persons who can pass muster in any boardroom or ballroom. They do not exist to make brilliant students more so, or even to boost students' chances at gaining admission to popular colleges.
This is a fine book and I recommend it to anyone with a passing interest in boarding schools or the college admission tumult. Those with an interest in education simply must read Mr. Bunting's AN EDUCATION FOR OUR TIME -- it is an absolute delight. Mr. Bunting is also the author of THE LIONHEADS, a highly original, brisk, and informed novel of the war in Vietnam.
All Loves Excelling: A Novel download epub
Literary
Author: Josiah Bunting
ISBN: 1882593405
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Literary
Language: English
Publisher: Bridgeworks; 1st edition (February 27, 2001)
Pages: 320 pages