The Wapshot Scandal by John Cheever [FIRST EDITION] 1964

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The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever


Hardcover with dust jacket in excellent condition.  Mild shelf wear to gorgeous dust jacket; unclipped panel with price in tact. 

Book itself is mint;  small signature on flyleaf; otherwise pristine.

Meet the Wapshots of St Botolphs. There is Captain Leander Wapshot, venerable sea-dog and would-be suicide; his licentious older son, Moses; and Moses's adoring and errant younger brother, Coverly. Tragic and funny, ribald and splendidly picaresque, and partly based on Cheever's adolescence in New England, The Wapshot Chronicle is a stirring family narrative in the finest traditions of Trollope, Dickens, and Henry James