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Ten North Frederick This Is The Story Of A Family Of The Best People, Living In Gibbsville, Pa Three Generations Of The Chapin Family Are Portrayed With Intimacy And Uncompromising Clarity Many Other People At All Levels Of The Social Ladder Are Portrayed As Well, And What They Do And Say To One Another Is Often Shocking



10 thoughts on “Ten North Frederick

  1. says:

    Ten North Frederick by John O HaraThere is here, in the biography of Joe Chapin, nothing that could not have been seen or heard by the people whose lives were touched by Joe Chapin s life Whatever he thought, whatever he felt has always been expressed to or through someone else, and the reader can judge for himself the truth of what the man told or did not tell.Winner of the National Book Award f


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    I came to this novel having seen the 1957 film version and being intrigued with the film and wondering how faithful it was to the novel I was surprised to find that the core of the film was not the main body of the novel, but only covered the final thirty pages or so Yet this was no disappointment I d not read O Hara before, but I will readThis is a rather wonderful novel encompassing decades in the l


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    I finished 10 North Frederick 1956 this morning on the train to work, and I have mixed emotions about this novel On the one hand, it is very much a John O Hara plot with his penchant for sparkling colloquial dialog among its many characters It is a novel set in his fictional Gibbsville, Pennsylvania, modeled after his own hometown of Pottsville On the other hand, for a novel that was awarded the National B


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    John O Hara is a literary descendant of Sinclair Lewis If you like that brand of naturalism, then I highly recommend Ten North Frederick O Hara considered part of a novelist s job to be a social historian, so the novel is filled with significant and, perhaps, not so significant minutiae of life in Gibbsville, PA based on O Hara s hometown, Pottsville from the 1880s to the 1940s, reading which approaches tedium


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    John O Hara s, Ten North Frederick, started off by reminding me of a nighttime soap opera, like Dallas or Knotts Landing, and quickly unraveled into a fascinating psychological sociological novel about a small town, Gibbsville, in the state of Pennsylvania during the 1920 s,30 s and 40 s A town run by the Republican Party, where old money was really old money dating back to before the Civil War, and the Jazz Age tha


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    An absorbing, compulsively readable novel which, at slightly over 400 pages, movesor less like lightning It won the National Book Award in 1956 and remains relevant in the way it explores the human and the American condition Thanks to Dan Leo, O Hara has recently become a favorite of mine I can t offhand think of that many writers who have quite the ear for spoken language that O Hara has He not only unerringly captures


  7. says:

    Oh, what a delicious book This classic novel, written in 1955 but taking place over a 60 year span that is primarily in the early 1900s, focuses on the three generations of the Chapin family who reside in the fictional town of Gibbsville, Pennsylvania The book has very little plot, but the characters are so deeply developed that you feel as if you know them from their likes and dislikes, personality quirks and even sexual pro


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    This is a quiet novel of a social class, a family and a man on the decline The Chapin family has held a position of prominence, occupying the large house on prime realist ate, served by a loyal team of servants, holding places of great significance in the political, economic and social arenas of their communities As the novel opens in 1945, Joe Chapin is being buried with the pomp that a man of his standing deserves But as O Hara


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    Who thinks they can, and should, be president Joe Chapin does Why He s born rich, went to an Ivy League College, now is a successful lawyer in high society and free from scandal He hates FDR, refers to him as our friend , and wants to run on a conservative platform to bring America back to its former glory O Hara tells the story of 3 generations of a wealthy small town family He explores wealth and social status is that all it takes to


  10. says:

    Ten North Frederick won the national book award in 1956 I touched on it in my blog It s a book I ve always wanted to read, but it wasn t easy John O Hara wrote it with no chapters, and long paragraphs What was fascinating about this story, was how well he depicted the characters in this small town and their political manoeuvrings As the American election of 2012 just took place, I found what went on back in the 1930s mirrored what went on t


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