The Wapshot Chronicle

The Wapshot Chronicle

Large Print - 1999
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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.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : G.K. Hall, 1999.
ISBN: 9780783884882
0783884885
Characteristics: 448 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.

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Dec 06, 2010

1958 National Book Award - Fiction

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