The Wapshot Chronicle (Perennial Classics)

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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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