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"I am convinced that tens of thousands of people would bless the day that this book was published, if only they could be exposed to it." JONATHAN FRANZEN
The Man Who Loved Children is Christina Stead's masterpiece about family life. Sam and Henny Pollit are a warring husband and wife, he a fully blown narcissist and she spoiled and prone to fits of despair.
Their hatred, aggravated by too little money and too many children, lies at the centre of this chilling and brilliantly observed novel about relations between parents and children, husbands and wives.
The Man Who Loved Children is acknowledged as a contemporary classic of Australian and international literature.
About The Author
Christina Stead was born in Sydney in 1902. She left Australia in 1928 and lived in London, Paris and the United States, writing and travelling with her husband, the novelist and political economist William Blake. In 1953 she and Blake settled in England. Widowed, she returned to Sydney in 1974 and died in 1983. Her first work, a collection of stories, The Salzburg Tales, was published in 1934. It was followed by Seven Poor Men of Sydney (1934), The Beauties and Furies (1936), House of all nations (1938), The Man Who Loved Children (1940), For Love Alone (1944), Letty Fox: Her Luck and many others.
Series: Miegunyah Modern Library Ser.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Published: 1st December 2010
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.3 x 4.3
Weight (kg): 0.5