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The Wapshot Chronicle

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The Wapshot Chronicle

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 suicide; his wife Sarah (Coverly) Wapshot, mother of Moses, the errant and mischievous elder brother to Coverly, the adoring and somewhat lambent brother. The Wapshot Chronicle is an exploration of the clash between pious and bourgeois respectability, the slippery mores of a new and vigorously changing America and the inner drives of hearty, small-town New England stock.

The Wapshot Chronicle
by John Cheever

  • Publication Date: June 28, 2011
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
  • ISBN-10: 0060528877
  • ISBN-13: 9780060528874