The Wapshot chronicle, the Wapshot scandal

by Cheever, John.

Format: Print Book 1979
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Summary
When The Wapshot Chronicle was published in 1957, John Cheever was already recognized as a writer of superb short stories. But The Wapshot Chronicle, which won the 1958 National Book Award, established him as a major novelist. Based in part on Cheever's adolescence in New England, the novel follows the destinies of the impecunious and wildly eccentric Wapshots of St. Botolphs, a quintessential Massachusetts fishing village. Here are the stories of Captain Leander Wapshot, venerable sea dog and would-be suicide; of his licentious older son, Moses; and of Moses' adoring and errant younger brother, Coverly. Tragic and funny, ribald and splendidly picaresque, The Wapshot Chronicle is a family narrative in the tradition of Trollope, Dickens, and Henry James.
Additional Information
Publisher New York :Harper & Row,1979
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Wapshot scandal.
Contributors Cheever, John. Wapshot scandal.
Language English
Description 549 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 0060107413 :
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