The Wapshot Chronicle
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The Wapshot Chronicle

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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.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 134 x 202 x 24mm | 281.23g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0060528877
  • 9780060528874
  • 213,648

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