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Issue Details: First known date: 1965... 1965 An Unread Book
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The essay has been reprinted in numerous edtions of the novel since 1965.
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Man Who Loved Children Christina Stead , New York (City) : Simon and Schuster , 1940 Z462160 1940 single work novel (taught in 19 units)

    'Set in Washington during the 1930s, Sam and Henny Pollit are a warring husband and wife. Their tempestuous marriage, aggravated by too little money, lies at the centre of Stead's satirical and brilliantly observed novel about the relations between husbands and wives, and parents and children.

    'Sam, a scientist, uses words as weapons of attack and control on his children and is prone to illusions of power and influence that fail to extend beyond his family. His wife Henny, who hails from a wealthy Baltimore family, is disastrously impractical and enmeshed in her own fantasies of romance and vengeance. Much of the care of their six children is left to Louisa, Sam's 14-year-old daughter from his first marriage. Within this psychological battleground, Louisa must attempt to make a life of her own.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb (MUP).

    New York (City) : Holt, Rinehart and Winston , 1965
    pg. v-xli
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Atlantic Monthly vol. 215 no. 3 1965 Z1380144 1965 periodical issue 1965 pg. 166-71
    Note: With title: The Man Who Loved Children