Mr. Bridge

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A lawyer with a growing stockpile of securities in the bank, three beautiful children, a compliant and decorative wife, and a lovely house in the suburbs, Walter Bridge has achieved all that is expected of someone of his race and background. But try as he might to control the lives of those around him, they prove perversely independent. In Mr. Bridge and its companion, Mrs. Bridge, Evan S. Connell has brilliantly realized the lives of upper-middle-class Americans living in the ...

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Overview

A lawyer with a growing stockpile of securities in the bank, three beautiful children, a compliant and decorative wife, and a lovely house in the suburbs, Walter Bridge has achieved all that is expected of someone of his race and background. But try as he might to control the lives of those around him, they prove perversely independent. In Mr. Bridge and its companion, Mrs. Bridge, Evan S. Connell has brilliantly realized the lives of upper-middle-class Americans living in the years just before and during World War II.

In this companion volume to Mrs. Bridge "... Connell completes his saga of sweet joylessness and blunted sensibility, of marriage, family and middle age on the Plains of Protestantism... A tour-de-force of contemporary American realism.

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Webster Schott
With Mr. Bridge, Connell completes his saga of sweet joylessness and blunted sensibility, of marriage, family, and middle age on the plains of Protestantism. Together the Bridge novels achieve an understanding of provincial upper-middle-class U.S. life beyond anything in our literature... Mr. Bridge is a tour-de-force of contemporary American realism, a beautiful work of fiction…
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For all their satire and dark implications, the novels of the Bridge family remain in the memory as triumphs of faultless realism. Mr. Connell's art is one of restraint and perfect mimicry.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461809906
  • Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
  • Publication date: 9/16/2011
  • Series: Evan Connell's Bridge
  • Format: MP3
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Ships to U.S.and APO/FPO addresses only.

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