Walter Bridge is an ambitious lawyer who redoubles his efforts and time at the office whenever he senses that his family needs something, even when what they need is more of him and less of his money. Affluence, material assets, and comforts create a cocoon of community respectability that cloaks... show more
Walter Bridge is an ambitious lawyer who redoubles his efforts and time at the office whenever he senses that his family needs something, even when what they need is more of him and less of his money. Affluence, material assets, and comforts create a cocoon of community respectability that cloaks the void withinnot the skeleton in the closet but a black hole swallowing the whole household. Mr. Bridge is the companion volume to Mrs. Bridge told through a very different voice. The Bridge novels have been recognized as classics during their author’s lifetime. With their shared ability to capture the manners and mores of the American upper middle class, best-selling author Evan S. Connell has done for the late thirties what Sinclair Lewis did for the twenties.
Publish date: January 13th 2005
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
This pair of novels (Mr Bridge and Mrs Bridge) is so much better than the movie. You get to read about the same marriage, same events, same time period, from two perspectives: His and hers. I read Mrs. Bridge first. I wonder if I would have felt differently about the characters if I had read his fir...
When I first read Mr. Bridge along with its companion novel Mrs. Bridge by Evan S. Connell, I read Mrs. Bridge before Mr. Bridge. For some reason, I read them in the opposite order when re-reading them, which may have contributed to how I felt after finishing them.::: The Original Workaholic :::Walt...
i've been thinking about writing a review for mr. bridge (and one for mrs. bridge) for three years now. in the midst of reading and even after i am always overflowing with reaction to the books but it's been hell trying to restrain my thoughts. each time i've found i think so much about them that i ...
The emptiness of contemporary American life, especially for the American man, is on every page of this book. Mr. Bridge, while less forthcoming than Mrs. Bridge, nevertheless conveys ...