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Best-selling author Evan S. Connell is expert at sketching the banalities and trivialities of middle-class values, customs, and habits. Like Mr. Bridge, its counterpart, Mrs. Bridge is comprised of over one hundred titled chapters, containing vignettes, an image, a fragment of conversation, an event-all building powerfully toward the completed group portrait of a family, closely knit on the surface but deeply divided beneath by loneliness, boredom, misunderstandings, isolation, sexual longing, and terminal alienation. With a surgeon's skill Connell cuts away the middle-class security blanket of uniformity to expose the arrested development beneath. Mrs. Bridge recedes more and more into doubt and confusion as her three children and husband become more remote and silent. The raised evening newspaper becomes almost a fire screen to deflect any possible spark of conversation. A fly caught unawares in amber for eternity is no more immobilized and exposed than Mrs. Bridge, trapped in her garage as her novel ends.

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Bestselling author Connell is expert at sketching the banalities and trivialities of middle-class values, customs, and habits. Like "Mr. Bridge," its counterpart, "Mrs. Bridge" is comprised of over 100 titled chapters, containing vignettes, an image, a fragment of conversation, an event--all building powerfully toward the completed group portrait of a family.

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In Mrs. Bridge, Evan S. Connell, a consummate storyteller, artfully crafts a portrait using the finest of details in everyday events and confrontations. With a surgeons skill, Connell cuts away the middle-class security blanket of uniformity to expose the arrested development underneath—the entropy of time and relationships lead Mrs. Bridge's three children and husband to recede into a remote silence, and she herself drifts further into doubt and confusion. The raised evening newspaper becomes almost a fire screen to deflect any possible spark of conversation. The novel is comprised of vignettes, images, fragments of conversations, events—all building powerfully toward the completed group portrait of a family, closely knit on the surface but deeply divided by loneliness, boredom, misunderstandings, isolation, sexual longing, and terminal isolation. In this special fiftieth anniversary edition, we are reminded once again why Mrs. Bridge has been hailed by readers and critics alike as one of the greatest novels in American literature.

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autumnbride7, March 14, 2013 (view all comments by autumnbride7)
This is a introspective glance into the life of Mrs. Bridge, who is a suburban housewife in Kansas. This is a period piece from the 30's and 40's. Although it's hard to relate to her very idle life, there is much to learn from her. I finished the book filling sadness for the person that Mrs. Bridge could have been and thankful for the times we are living in now.
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ISBN:
9781582435688
Author:
Connell, Evan
Publisher:
Counterpoint
Author:
Connell, Evan S.
Author:
Salter, James
Afterword by:
Salter, James
Afterword:
Salter, James
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
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Edition Description:
Anniversary Edition
Publication Date:
20100105
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 in 9 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Bestselling author Connell is expert at sketching the banalities and trivialities of middle-class values, customs, and habits. Like "Mr. Bridge," its counterpart, "Mrs. Bridge" is comprised of over 100 titled chapters, containing vignettes, an image, a fragment of conversation, an event--all building powerfully toward the completed group portrait of a family.
"Synopsis" by ,
In Mrs. Bridge, Evan S. Connell, a consummate storyteller, artfully crafts a portrait using the finest of details in everyday events and confrontations. With a surgeons skill, Connell cuts away the middle-class security blanket of uniformity to expose the arrested development underneath—the entropy of time and relationships lead Mrs. Bridge's three children and husband to recede into a remote silence, and she herself drifts further into doubt and confusion. The raised evening newspaper becomes almost a fire screen to deflect any possible spark of conversation. The novel is comprised of vignettes, images, fragments of conversations, events—all building powerfully toward the completed group portrait of a family, closely knit on the surface but deeply divided by loneliness, boredom, misunderstandings, isolation, sexual longing, and terminal isolation. In this special fiftieth anniversary edition, we are reminded once again why Mrs. Bridge has been hailed by readers and critics alike as one of the greatest novels in American literature.
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