The Wapshot Chronicle

The Wapshot Chronicle

Audiobook CD - 2010
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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: Grand Haven, Mich. : Brilliance Audio ; Prince Frederick, Md. : Distributed by Recorded Books, [2010], p2009.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781423395683
1423395689
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

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