Man Who Loved Children by Christina Stead

The Man Who Loved Children by Christina Stead. 1965 Holt, Rinehart Winston, later printing, 527 pages. Stead was an Australian writer, novelist, and teacher. Some considered her novels to be an example or early feminist work, though she rejected the term. The Man Who Loved Children is considered her best work, originally published in 1940, to mixed reviews. This 1965 reissue includes an introduction by Randall Jarrell that was key to critics rethinking the novel and recognizing it as brilliant. It depicts a devasting marriage to an "egomaniac" and the effects on the family.

Condition: Jacket in VG condition with some wear and creases, book in Good+ condition, browning and wear to boards.

"What a dreary stodgy world of adults the children saw when they went out!"

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