The Bascombe Novels (Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics) (Hardcover)

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By Richard Ford, Richard Ford (Introduction by)
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A trilogy of brilliant novels--The Sportswriter, Independence Day, and The Lay of the Land--that charts the life and times of one of the most beloved and enduring characters in modern fiction.

When we meet Frank Bascombe in The Sportswriter, his unguarded voice instantly wins us over and pulls us into a life that has been irrevocably changed--by the loss of a marriage, a career, a child. We then follow Frank, ever laconic and observant, through Independence Day and The Lay of the Land, witnessing his fortune's rise and his family's fragmentation. With finely honed prose and an eye that captures the most subtle nuances of the human condition--all its pathos and beauty and strangeness--Ford transforms this ordinary man's life into a riveting, moving parable of life in America today.

About the Author

Richard Ford is the author of six novels and three collections of stories. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Independence Day and the PEN/Malamud Award for excellence in short fiction. He lives in New York and Maine.

Praise For…

“With a mastery second to none, Richard Ford has created a character we know as well as our next-door neighbors. Frank Bascombe has earned himself a place beside Willy Loman and Harry Angstrom in our literary landscape, but he has done so with a wry wit and a fin de siècle wisdom that is very much his own.” —The New York Times Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780307269034
ISBN-10: 0307269035
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Publication Date: April 14th, 2009
Pages: 1322
Language: English
Series: Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics