Mr. Bridge: A Novel

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Mr. Bridge: A Novel

by Evan S. Connell

Counterpoint | January 13, 2005 | Trade Paperback

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Walter Bridge is an ambitious lawyer who redoubles his efforts and time at the office whenever he sense that his family needs something, even when what they need is more of him and less of his money. Affluence, material assets, and comforts create a cocoon of community respectability that cloaks the void within?not the skeleton in the closet but a black hole swallowing the whole household. The Bridge novels have been recognized as classics during their author''s lifetime. With their shared ability to capture the manners and mores of the American upper middle class, Connell has done for the late thirties what Sinclair Lewis did for the twenties.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 1.01 in

Published: January 13, 2005

Publisher: Counterpoint

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1593760604

ISBN - 13: 9781593760601

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Mr. Bridge: A Novel

by Evan S. Connell

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 1.01 in

Published: January 13, 2005

Publisher: Counterpoint

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1593760604

ISBN - 13: 9781593760601

About the Book

"Mr. Bridge" is the companion volume to "Mrs. Bridge" told through a very different voice. The Bridge novels have been recognized as classics during their author's lifetime. With their shared ability to capture the manners and mores of the American upper middle class, the novels have done for the late thirties what the works of Sinclair Lewis did for the twenties.

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Walter Bridge is an ambitious lawyer who redoubles his efforts and time at the office whenever he sense that his family needs something, even when what they need is more of him and less of his money. Affluence, material assets, and comforts create a cocoon of community respectability that cloaks the void within?not the skeleton in the closet but a black hole swallowing the whole household. The Bridge novels have been recognized as classics during their author''s lifetime. With their shared ability to capture the manners and mores of the American upper middle class, Connell has done for the late thirties what Sinclair Lewis did for the twenties.

About the Author

Evan Shelby Connell, Jr., 1924 - Evan Connell was born August 17, 1924 in Kansas City, Missouri. He attended Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, and the University of Kansas. He also did graduate work at Stanford University, California; Columbia University, New York; and San Francisco State University. Connell's first published work was the critically acclaimed "The Anatomy Lesson and Other Stories" (1957), which is set in several different areas of the United States. His first novel, ""Mrs. Bridge" (1959), tells the life story of an upper middle class woman who lacks a sense of purpose and lives her life doing what is expected of her. Ten years later he wrote "Mr. Bridge" (1969), which tells the same story from the point of view of the husband. Both novels were adapted as the film Mr. And Mrs. Bridge (1990). Among his other works are "Son of the Morning Star: Custer and the Little Bighorn" (1984, filmed for television 1991), "The Diary of a Rapist" (1966), "The Connoisseur" (1974), "The Alchymist's Journal" (1991), and the book length poem "Notes From a Bottle Found on the Beach at Carmel" (1963). Connell received the California Literature Silver Medal, the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Award.
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