The Wapshot chronicle

by Cheever, John.

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Cheever
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Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
 
Call Number  FICTION Cheever
 
 
Northland Public Library Fiction FIC CHEEVER
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Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FIC CHEEVER
 
 
Upper St. Clair Township Library Literary Fiction LITERARY CHEEVER John
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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
Series Perennial classics
Subjects Fishing villages -- Fiction.
Massachusetts -- Fiction.
Autobiographical fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Publisher New York :Perennial,2003
Edition 1st Perennial classics ed.
Language English
Description xiv, 352 pages ; 21 cm.
ISBN 0060528877 (pbk.)
9780060528874 (pbk.)
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