The Lord's Oysters

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Nationally acclaimed when first published in 1957 by Atlantic/Little, Brown, The Lord's Oysters has never previously been available in a paperback edition. While presented as a novel, it captures with vivid fidelity the life of the Chesapeake watermen and their families in the early 20th century.
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Saturday Review

This is literally a wonderful book. The wonder is that of a boy, Noah Marlin, growing up along the Chester River near the Chesapeake Bay. Inevitably there is something of Twain and Tarkington in his pranks, hooky-playing, and fishing. But other qualities distinctly Gilbert Byron's make the novel more than a nostalgic re-creation of an American childhood. This isn't childhood we're reading about, it's life.

New York Times Book Review

Crabs, perch, terrapin and frogs enter the episodes, but they are the only things fishy about this very happy sequence of a boy's growing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801819599
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1977
  • Series: Maryland Paperback Bookshelf Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 348
  • Sales rank: 708,854
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.78 (d)

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