The Man Who Loved Children

The Man Who Loved Children

Description

The Man Who Loved Children, an acclaimed twentieth-century classic, is an unforgettable portrait of a magnificently dysfunctional family. The Pollits--Sam and Henny and their swarming household of children and animals--inhabit an America wracked by the Great Depression, but are even more deeply embedded in a world of their own making. This is an intense, suffocating, theatrical, all-encompassing world, poor in material goods but rich in emotion and language. Manipulative, hyperbolic cheer from the haplessly egotistical father is matched by floods of exuberantly venomous invective from his infuriated wife, while Louie, the mistreated, love-hungry little girl at the heart of the story, is precocious and tenacious in equal measure, an ugly duckling we find ourselves fiercely rooting for. Everything about the Pollits--their excesses of energy and indulgence, their closeness, their bitterness, their emotional fireworks--is extreme, but the paradoxical marvel of Christina Stead's masterpiece stems from its power to convey out of such extremes an utterly convincing depiction of the central relationships of human experience. (Book Jacket Status: Not Jacketed)

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Details

Author(s)
Christina Stead
Format
Hardback | 568 pages
Dimensions
140 x 216 x 30.99mm | 590g
Publication date
01 Jun 1995
Publisher
Random House USA Inc
Imprint
Everyman's Library USA
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
ISBN10
0679443649
ISBN13
9780679443643
Bestsellers rank
226,203