Christina Stead's The Man Who Loved Children: Bookmarked

by Lucy Ferriss
Christina Stead's The Man Who Loved Children: Bookmarked
  • ISBN-13: 9781632461544
  • Author(s): Lucy Ferriss
  • Subject: Literature: history & criticism
  • Publisher: Ig Publishing
  • Imprint: Ig Publishing
  • Publication Date: 19-09-2023
  • Format: p/b

Availability: In stock

£14.99
Celebrated by writers including Jonathan Franzen, who said that '(t)his crazy, gorgeous family novel is one of the great literary achievements of the twentieth century,' The Man Who Loved Children is a 1940 novel by Australian writer Christina Stead. The harrowing portrait of a dysfunctional family, the novel focuses on the relationship between the father, Sam, a tyrannical crank far removed from the civilized man he thinks himself to be, his bitter wife, Henny, and their six children, particularly eldest daughter, Louie. Considering a contemporary classic, The Man Who Loved Children was named one of the 100 greatest novels of all time by Time magazine. In her entry in Ig's acclaimed Bookmarked series, author Lucy Ferriss juxtaposes the egoism and brutality of Sam with the behaviour of her own father, using his dairies to give the reader an intimate and devastating portrait of their father-daughter relationship. Ferriss also shares how The Man Who Loved Children influenced her own cre
About the book

Celebrated by writers including Jonathan Franzen, who said that '(t)his crazy, gorgeous family novel is one of the great literary achievements of the twentieth century,' The Man Who Loved Children is a 1940 novel by Australian writer Christina Stead. The harrowing portrait of a dysfunctional family, the novel focuses on the relationship between the father, Sam, a tyrannical crank far removed from the civilized man he thinks himself to be, his bitter wife, Henny, and their six children, particularly eldest daughter, Louie. Considering a contemporary classic, The Man Who Loved Children was named one of the 100 greatest novels of all time by Time magazine. In her entry in Ig's acclaimed Bookmarked series, author Lucy Ferriss juxtaposes the egoism and brutality of Sam with the behaviour of her own father, using his dairies to give the reader an intimate and devastating portrait of their father-daughter relationship. Ferriss also shares how The Man Who Loved Children influenced her own cre