Ten North Frederick

Original Publish Date: Jul 03, 2014
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (17.80 hours)
Product Number: Z100090193
Released: Feb 28, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780147519641
Narrator/s: Scott Aiello
Publisher: Books on Tape
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The National Book Award–winning novel by the writer whom Fran Lebowitz called "the real F. Scott Fitzgerald" Joe Chapin led a storybook life. A successful small-town lawyer with a beautiful wife, two over-achieving children, and aspirations to be president, he seemed to have it all. But as his daughter looks back on his life, a different man emerges: one in conflict with his ambitious and shrewish wife, terrified that the misdeeds of his children will dash his political dreams, and in love with a model half his age. With black wit and penetrating insight, Ten North Frederick stands with Richard Yates' Revolutionary Road, Evan S. Connell's Mr. Bridge and Mrs. Bridge, the stories of John Cheever, and Mad Men as a brilliant portrait of the personal and political hypocrisy of mid-century America. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Product Number EB00397173
Released: Jun 24, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: #9780698141803

Professional reviews

"Scott Aiello narrates this neglected classic with an almost na•ve enthusiasm that adds bite to O'Hara's complex portrait of a man who was in many ways a typical American, a man whom nobody really knew. Aiello's clear and certain portrayals of all the important people in Joseph B. Chapin's lifeÑhis parents, wife, children, law partner, and friendsÑplay against the book's emphasis on the extent to which we are all strangers to one another, and sometimes to ourselves. But the audiobook is also a portrait of the changes in America and American life from the age of Wilson to that of Franklin Roosevelt, reminding us of the deep roots of what we think of as modern life. D.M.H. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"