Angle of Repose

Wallace Stegner (Author)


Retired historian Lyman Ward sets out to investigate the memorable history of his grandparents: an East Coast high society couple of the nineteenth century who left their hometown and moved to California when it was still uncivilized territory. As he delves into his family history, Ward begins to realize just how much the past can help us understand the present. Based on the correspondence of American author and illustrator Mary Hallock Foote, this work portrays the effort required from people in the Old World so as to accept a new geographic, historical, and human reality. This exciting family narrative spanning four generations was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1972 and is considered Wallace Stegner s most important novel, as well as one of the best American novels of the twentieth century.El historiador Lyman Ward, ya retirado de sus tareas docentes, se propone investigar la memorable historia de sus abuelos: una pareja de la alta sociedad de la costa Este que en la segunda mitad del siglo XIX abandona el lugar en el que ambos habian crecido para instalarse en California, cuando este era un territorio aun por civilizar. A la vez que va profundizando en los recuerdos de su familia, Ward se da cuenta de la intensidad con la que el pasado nos ayuda a comprender el presente. Basada en la correspondencia de la autora e ilustradora norteamericana Mary Hallock Foote, esta obra retrata el esfuerzo que tuvieron que hacer las gentes del Viejo Mundo para enfrentarse a una nueva realidad geografica, historica y humana. Esta emocionante narracion sobre cuatro generaciones de una familia norteamericana fue galardonada con el premio Pulitzer en 1972, y esta considerada como la novela mas importante de Wallace Stegner y una de las mejores novelas estadounidenses del siglo XX."

Product Details

Price: $17.00  $15.64
Publisher: Vintage
Published Date: November 04, 2014
Pages: 632
Dimensions: 5.21 X 1.15 X 8.25 inches | 1.0 pounds
ISBN: 9781101872765
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About the Author

Wallace Stegner (1909-1993) was the author of, among other novels, Remembering Laughter, 1937; The Big Rock Candy Mountain, 1943; Joe Hill, 1950; All the Little Live Things, 1967 (Commonwealth Club Gold Medal); A Shooting Star, 1961; Angle of Repose, 1971 (Pulitzer Prize); The Spectator Bird, 1976 (National Book Award, 1977); Recapitulation, 1979; and Crossing to Safety, 1987. His nonfiction includes Beyond the Hundredth Meridian, 1954; Wolf Willow, 1963; The Sound of Mountain Water (essays), 1969; The Uneasy Chair: A Biography of Bernard DeVoto, 1974; and Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs: Living and Writing in the West (1992). Three of his short stories have won O. Henry Prizes, and in 1980 he received the Robert Kirsch Award from the Los Angeles Times for his lifetime literary achievements. His Collected Stories was published in 1990.


Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

"Masterful...Reading it is an experience to be treasured."--Boston Globe

"Brilliant...Two stories, past and present, merge to produce what important fiction must: a sense of the enhancement of life."--Los Angeles Times

"Cause for celebration...A superb novel with an amplitude of scale and richness of detail altogether uncommon in contemporary fiction."--The Atlantic Monthly