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Title:
The Wapshot chronicle
Author:
Cheever, John.
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Edition:
First Vintage International edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Vintage International, 1992.

©1957
Physical Description:
307 pages ; 21 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780679738992
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Book

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Summary

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Presents the story of the Wapshot inheritance, from the early twentieth century to the 1960s, as succeeding generations of Wapshots grapple with upper-class greed, pitiful lust, and intellectual amorality.


Author Notes

John Cheever, best known for his short stories dealing with upper-middle-class suburban life, was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1912. Cheever published his first short story at the age of 17, and in 1979, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his collected edition of short stories, titled Stories of John Cheever.

Cheever also wrote screenplays, and five novels, including The Wapshot Chronicle, which won the National Book Award in 1957.

Cheever died in 1982, at the age of 70.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Library Journal Review

Released in 1957 and 1964, respectively, Cheever's stories of a New England family drift in and out of print every so often. The National Book Award-winning Chronicle and Scandal sequel will find an avid audience. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.