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Published by Penguin .
Written in English


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Statementby J. Cheever.
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Open LibraryOL21584946M

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The Wapshot Chronicle (Vintage Classics) - Kindle edition by Cheever, John. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Wapshot Chronicle (Vintage Classics).4/5(52). 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 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.   Buy a cheap copy of The Wapshot Chronicle book by John Cheever. In , when The WAPSHOT CHRONICLE was published, John Cheever was already recognized as a writer of superb short stories. But THE WAPSHOT Cited by: 4.

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 . 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.

When "The Wapshot Chronicle" winner of the National Book Award, was published in , Cheever 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 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). 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 in , and was later followed by a sequel, The Wapshot Scandal, published in Written: 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 eccentric Wapshots of /5(7).