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The Wapshot Chronicle

by John Cheever

  • 204 Want to read
  • 19 Currently reading

Published by Ballantine Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literary,
  • Non-Classifiable,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism

  • The Physical Object
    FormatMass Market Paperback
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9315209M
    ISBN 100345294084
    ISBN 109780345294081
    OCLC/WorldCa10655194

    Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. The Wapshot chronicle by John Cheever, , Time Inc. edition, - Time Reading Program Special by: 4.   When The Wapshot Chronicle was published in , John Cheever was already recognized as a writer of superb short stories. But The Wapshot Chronicle, which won the National Book Award, established him as a major : Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial Espana.

    The Wapshot Chronicle is a family saga that focuses on intergenerational differences. Think about the differences between the earlier, esteemed Wapshots, Thaddeus and Lorenzo, and a comparison of Honora, Leander, and Sarah's generation to that of Coverly and Moses.   When The Wapshot Chronicle was published in , John Cheever was already recognized as a writer of superb short stories. But The Wapshot Chronicle, which won the 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 /5(23).

      The Wapshot Chronicle, the first of John Cheever’s five novels, may have taken him more than a decade-and-a-half to complete, but it was well worth the novel was published in March and in was awarded the National Book Award. More than fifty years have passed since its publication, and today the novel seems to receive neither the . Cheever, John THE WAPSHOT CHRONICLE 1st Edition 1st Printing Hardcover New York Harper & Row Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. First edition of Cheever's first novel, winner of the National Book Award. FIrst Edition stated with B Rating: % positive.


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When The Wapshot Chronicle was published inJohn Cheever was already recognized as a writer of superb short stories. But The Wapshot Chronicle, which won the 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 Cited by: 4.

John Cheever, The Wapshot Chronicle The Wapshot Chronicle is a twin Bildungsroman of sons Moses and Coverly, framed by the letters, journaling, and loneliness of their father Leander.

It is a crazy beautiful 20th Century Great Expectations-like novel of a family's depth and breadth, its secrets and its flaws/5. The Wapshot Chronicle is a twin Bildungsroman of sons Moses and Coverly, framed The Wapshot Chronicle book the letters, journaling, and loneliness of their father Leander.

It is a crazy beautiful 20th Century Great Expectations-like novel of a family's depth and breadth, its secrets and its flaws.

Cheever's The Wapshot Chronicle, his first novel, contains a narrative, which is not exactly plot-driven, but features some quirky small-town families and characters from the fictional New England town of St. Botolph's. We might want to pass through or visit for the "local color" but that would be enough.4/5.

Leander Wapshot’s home, West Farm, cluttered with the memories and the possessions of dead and gone Wapshots, is an image of a good past and. The Wapshot Chronicle, novel by John Cheever, published in and granted a National Book Award in Based in part on Cheever’s adolescence in New England, the novel takes place in a small Massachusetts fishing village and relates the breakdown of both the Wapshot family and the town.

Part One focuses on Leander, a gentle ferryboat operator harried by his tyrannical. Buy a cheap copy of The Wapshot Chronicle book by John Cheever. Inwhen The WAPSHOT CHRONICLE was published, John Cheever was already recognized as a writer of superb short stories.

But THE WAPSHOT Cited by: 4. American writer John Cheever’s debut novel, The Wapshot Chronicle (), received the U.S.

National Book Award for Fiction in Cheever followed this debut with a sequel entitled The Wapshot Scandal (). The Wapshot Chronicle is about the lives of an eccentric family living in a Massachusetts fishing village. Once a bustling. Former Library book.

Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP More information about this seller | Contact this seller 3. The Wapshot Chronicle. Cheever, John.

Published by HarperCollins Publishers (). "The Wapshot Chronicle" seems to me an enormously flawed and erratic book -- the pacing is all wrong, there is zero in the way of plot, or even momentum, much of it is overwritten, a lot of the. The Wapshot Chronicle is a novel by John Cheever about an eccentric family who live in a Massachusetts fishing village.

The book won the National Book Award inand was later followed by a sequel, The Wapshot Scandal, published in Written: When The Wapshot Chronicle was published inJohn Cheever was already recognized as a writer of superb short stories. But The Wapshot Chronicle, which won the 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 /5(7). The whole book is warm, full of love, full of beauty, and the style is truly alive (the only parts I didn't enjoy - at all - were Leander Wapshot's diary entries, written in an idiolect that I found so annoying I ended up skipping them - but they're not that extensive)/5(21).

Though The Wapshot Chronicle received the National Book Award, it seems to lack the big, life-changing events and trials which one usually experiences during the maturation process.

But John Cheever’s foray into novel writing results in an excellently written book unique in a genre that already occupies lots of room in bookstores and. When "The Wapshot Chronicle" winner of the National Book Award, was published inCheever was already recognized as a writer of superb short stories.

Based in part on Cheever's adolescence in New England, the novel follows the destinies of the wildly eccentric Wapshots of St. Botolphs, a quintessential Massachusetts fishing village/5(6).

The Wapshot Chronicle is the debut novel by John Cheever about an eccentric family that lives in a Massachusetts fishing village.

Published init won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction inand was followed by a sequel, The Wapshot Scandal, published in   The Wapshot Chronicle. by John Cheever. We'd love you to buy this book, and hope you find this page convenient in locating a place of purchase.

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John William Cheever was an American novelist and short story writer. His novel, The Wapshot Chronicle, won the National Book Award in The story is the family saga of the Wapshot family. Captain Leander Wapshot and his sons, Coverly and Moses, and their lives on. Editions for The Wapshot Chronicle: (Paperback published in ), X (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published i.

About The Wapshot Chronicle. Pulitzer Prize-winner John Cheever’s National Book Award-winning first novel, finally back in print. A Vintage Original. ByJohn Cheever was already recognized as a writer of superb short stories.

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In a patchwork of family life is the pattern of Captain Leander's belief in the "unobserved ceremoniousness" of life which is a "gesture and sacrament toward the excellence and Author: John Cheever.

The Wapshot Chronicle is the telling of the history and circumstances of the eclectic Wapshot family. The small, perhaps antiquated, New England river town of St.

Botolphs is the home of the Waphot family: Honora, born on Oahu of missionary parents but raised by her paternal Uncle Lorenzo; Leander, an aging and gentle ferryboat operator and would-be .Moses Wapshot Moses Wapshot, the handsome, promising elder son of Leander and Sarah Wapshot.

His quasi-idyllic life in St. Botolphs, a formerly prosperous Massachusetts river .