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With an Introduction by Randall Jarrell. Sam and Henny Pollit have too many children, too little money, and too much loathing for each other. As Sam uses the children's adoration to feed his own voracious ego, Henny watches in bleak despair, knowing the bitter reality that lies just below his mad visions. A chilling novel of family life, the relations between parents and children, husbands and wives, The Man Who Loved Children, is acknowledged as a contemporary classic.

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With an Introduction by Randall Jarrell. Sam and Henny Pollit have too many children, too little money, and too much loathing for each other. As Sam uses the children's adoration to feed his own voracious ego, Henny watches in bleak despair, knowing the bitter reality that lies just below his mad visions. A chilling novel of family life, the relations between parents and children, husbands and wives, The Man Who Loved Children, is acknowledged as a contemporary classic.

About the Author

Christina Stead was the author of over a dozen works of fiction and the recipient of The Patrick White Prize. Her many other works include The Salzburg Tales and Seven Poor Men of Sydney. She was born in Australia in 1902 and died in 1983.

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ISBN:
9780805004991
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Stead, Christina
Author:
Jarrell, Randall
Publisher:
Picador
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
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Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20010706
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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