The Wapshot chronicle ; [and], The Wapshot scandal

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Meet the Wapshots of St Botolphs. There is Captain Leander Wapshot, venerable sea-dog and would-be suicide; his licentious older son, Moses; and Moses's adoring and errant younger brother, Coverly. Tragic and funny, ribald and splendidly picaresque, and partly based on Cheever's adolescence in New England , The Wapshot Chronicle is a family narrative in the finest traditions of Trollope, Dickens, and Henry James

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"Cheever's debut novel is skittish, mercurial and ringing with life" ( Guardian)

"The best introduction to Cheever's work...richly inventive and vividly told" ( New York Times Magazine)

"A tapestry woven from the threads of emotion, tragedy, comedy...and the irony so wonderfully evident in the author's short stories...a literary mosaic...Cheever is a pleasure to read" ( San Francisco Chronicle)

"A brilliantly written novel, vastly and sometimes sadly, amusing" ( Time)

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The first novel John Cheever wrote is a wonderful introduction to his writing; clever, funny, charming and bursting with life

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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1979. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! 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. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060107413

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