The Wapshot Scandal

The Wapshot Scandal

Book - 2003 | 1st Perennial Classics ed.
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Baker & Taylor
Upper-class greed, adultery, and the comedy of human senility are three major concerns in this family chronicle of the Wapshots of St. Botolphs, as the members of the dynasty drift away from their New England roots. Winner of the Howells Medal. Reprint.

HARPERCOLL

In this simultaneously hilarious and poignant companion volume to The Wapshot Chronicle, the members of the Wapshot family of St. Botolphs drift far from their New England village into the demented caprices of the mighty, the bad graces of the IRS, and the humiliating abyss of adulterous passion.

A novel of large and tender vision, The Wapshot Scandal is filled with pungent characters and outrageous twists of fate, and, above all, with Cheever's luminous compassion for all his hapless fellow prisoners of human nature.



Blackwell North Amer
In this simultaneously hilarious and poignant companion volume to the The Wapshot Chronicle, the members of the Wapshot family of St. Botolphs drift far from their New England village into the demented caprices of the mighty, the bad graces of the IRS, and the humiliating abyss of adulterous passion.
A novel of large and tender vision, The Wapshot Scandal is filled with pungent characters and outrageous twists of fate, and, above all, with Cheever's luminous compassion for all his hapless fellow prisoners of human nature.

Publisher: New York : Perennial Classics, 2003.
Edition: 1st Perennial Classics ed.
ISBN: 9780060528881
0060528885
Characteristics: xiii, 304 p. ; 21 cm.

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Dec 22, 2013

The real scandal is why Cheever gets so much acclaim. This is the sequel to "The Wapshot Chronicle" and younger readers/writers may wonder what all the fuss was about. Introduction by Dave "Heartbreaking Genius" Eggers.

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