The Man Who Loved Children

A Novel

Christina Stead; Introduction by Randall Jarrell

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With an Introduction by Randall Jarrell. Sam and Henny Pollit have too many children, too little money, and too much loathing for each other. As Sam uses the children's adoration to feed his own voracious ego, Henny watches in bleak despair, knowing the bitter reality that lies just below his mad visions. A chilling novel of family life, the relations between parents and children, husbands and wives, The Man Who Loved Children, is acknowledged as a contemporary classic.

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"This crazy, gorgeous family novel is one of the great literary achievements of the twentieth century. I carry it in my head the way I carry childhood memories; the scenes are of such precise horror and comedy that I feel I didn't read the book so much as live it."—Jonathan Franzen, author of The Corrections

"A story of life, faithfully plotted, clearly told, largely peopled with real souls, genuine problems; it is realistically set, its intention and drive are openly and fully revealed; it is also a work of absolute originality."—Elizabeth Hardwick

"It must be a classic, for there are very few novels in English that are as large and as beautifully written."—Robert Lowell

"One of the best novels of this century."—Walter Clemons, Newsweek

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Christina Stead; Introduction by Randall Jarrell

Christina Stead was the author of over a dozen works of fiction and the recipient of The Patrick White Prize. Her many other works include The Salzburg Tales and Seven Poor Men of Sydney. She was born in Australia in 1902 and died in 1983.

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The Man Who Loved Children
A Novel
Christina Stead; Introduction by Randall Jarrell

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Picador
July 2001
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312280444
ISBN10: 0312280440
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 576 pages
$18.00

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Trade Paperback
Henry Holt and Co.
Holt Paperbacks
September 1980
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780805004991
ISBN10: 0805004998
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$16.00
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