Mr. Bridge: A Novel [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Mr. Bridge: A Novel

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Overview

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.

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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New York Times Book Review
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: 9781619020252
  • Publisher: Counterpoint Press
  • Publication date: 1/13/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 410,646
  • File size: 575 KB

Meet the Author

Evan S. Connell—long recognized as one of the most important literary voices of contemporary letters—is the author of 17 books, including Mrs. Bridge and Deus lo Volt, and the best-selling Son of the Morning Star. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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