Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
The People with the Dogs
Foyalty 48

The People with the Dogs (Paperback)

£16.00
Usually despatched in 14+ days.

Synopsis

"The People with the Dogs", first published in 1952, is set in America, and has been described as Christina Stead's 'most amiable novel and one of her least appreciated'. In Edward Massine it also boasts one of her 'most attractive male characters' who defines his condition appealingly as a state of 'undefined hesitant anticipation'. Home from the Second World War, Edward Massine rests contentedly in the ample bosom of his family: doting aunts, eccentric uncles and many cousins - comfortable, indolent Liberals of the old school. Theirs is a delightful world of holidays, animals and afternoon tea. Always complaisant, Edward is the last of the line, the perfect relative - to the Massines almost as precious a possession as their beloved dogs. But even benevolent love can suffocate and destroy: it takes death, betrayal and a new independent love for Edward to break the fetters of family life and assert himself as a passionate individual. Angela Carter described Christina Stead as 'a deeply accomplished and entirely individual writer', an accolade that is amply attested to in this fine, satiric but affectionate novel.

It is a part of the Faber Finds Christina Stead reissue programme, the full list of titles being: "The Beauties and Furies", "For Love Alone, Letty Fox", "The People with the Dogs", "A Little Tea", "A Little Chat", "Miss Herbert (the Suburban Wife)", "The Puzzleheaded Girl", and "The Salzburg Tales".

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Faber & Faber Publication Date: 18/02/2010 ISBN-13: 9780571259670  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Usually despatched in 14+ days. Login for Quick Checkout Add to Basket

Christina Stead (1902-1983) was an Australian-born novelist and short-story writer acclaimed for her satirical wit and penetrating psychological characterisations. She wrote fifteen novels and several volumes of short stories in her lifetime, during which she spent many years living abroad in Europe and the USA, returning to Australia to live only late in life. Considered by many to have been one of Australia's greatest novelists, Stead's best-known and most acclaimed novel, The Man Who Loved Children, is largely based on her own childhood, and was first published in 1940.

More books by Christina Stead

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Cynlais
(Paperback)
Manon Steffan Ros
 
 
£8.99
 
The 49th Mystic
(Paperback)
Ted Dekker
 
 
£8.99
 
England's Lane
(Paperback)
 
 
£8.99
 
Dolores Huerta Stands Strong: The...
(Paperback)
Marlene Targ Brill
 
 
£11.99
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close