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Description - The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever

In the novel that established his reputation as an unparalleled observer of the dialectic between compassion and decorum, John Cheever followed the destinies of the impecunious and wildly eccentric Wapshots of St. Botolphs, Massachusetts. There are the stories of Cap-tain Leander Wapshot, venerable sea-dog and would-be suicide; of his licentious older son, Moses; and of Moses's adoring and errant younger brother, Coverly. Tragic and funny, ribald and splendidly picaresque, THE WAPSHOT CHRONICLE is a family narrative in the traditions of Trollope, Dickens, and Henry James.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099275275
ISBN-10: 0099275279
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 130mm x 23mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Nov-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Cheever

John Cheever was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1912, and he went to school at Thayer Academy in South Braintree. He is the author of seven collections of stories and five novels. His first novel, The Wapshot Chronicle, won the 1958 National Book Award. In 1965 he received the Howells Medal for Fiction from the National Academy of Arts and Letters and in 1978 he won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Shortly before his death in 1982 he was awarded the National Medal for Literature.

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