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Man Woman and Child e-book

Author:

Erich Segal

Language:

English

Category:

Fiction

ePub size:

1752 kb

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Rating:

4.4

Publisher:

HarperCollins; 1st edition (April 1, 1980)

Pages:

244

ISBN:

0060140313

Man Woman and Child e-book

by Erich Segal


Man, Woman and Child is a novel by Erich Segal. It details the lives of Robert and Sheila Beckwith and their daughters Jessica and Paula

Man, Woman and Child is a novel by Erich Segal. It details the lives of Robert and Sheila Beckwith and their daughters Jessica and Paula. Robert is contacted one day by a friend in France, who tells him that Nicole, a woman with whom Robert had had an affair years ago, has died - and Jean-Claude, the son Robert never knew he had, is now an orphan

Man, Woman, and Child book.

Man, Woman, and Child book. First of all, the prose seemed Man, Woman and Child by Erich Segal Sheila and Bob lead the perfect life, successful in their jobs, 2 daughters, an epitome of a marriage - but Bob has kept a secret for 10 years, a secret that comes back to haunt him when he takes a call from France. Years ago, I read Segal's "Doctors" 3 times, I read Acts of Faith, Love Story, Oliver's Story and Prizes and I remember them all, especially Doctors, very fondly.

MAN, WOMAN AND CHILD Paperback – 1991 well I really missed out on something wonderful for a very long time.

MAN, WOMAN AND CHILD Paperback – 1991. by. Erich Segal (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central well I really missed out on something wonderful for a very long time. Richard Bach first showed me that a love story can be very interesting reading. Segal showed me how well it can be written. Man Woman and Child is one of the best books I have read, ever. What I loved the most was the crispness of the book. It took me about an hour to finish the book.

She is far more precious than jewels. Things fall apart; the center cannot hold. The ceremony of innocence is drowned . .W. B. Yeats, "The Second Coming" I HAVE AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE. FOR YOU, Dr. Beckwith. Tm tied up right now. Can I get back to you?''. 'Actually, Professor, Fd prefer to speak to you in person/' An "urgent" phone call had summoned Robert Beckwith from the final departmental meeting of the term. It was the French consulate. Can you get to Boston before five?" the undersecretary asked

Man, Woman And Child Segal began a teaching career at Harvard University before moving to Yale University in 1964

Man, Woman And Child. for what Sheila didn't know was that Bob has once been unfaithful-only once, ten years ago during a business trip to France. Segal began a teaching career at Harvard University before moving to Yale University in 1964. He was also a visiting professor in classics at Princeton University and the University of Munich.

New York Times No. 1 Bestseller. Francesca Segal Winner of the Costa 2013 Debut Novel Award. Love Story audio book. This novel brings to vivid life the men and women who seek to heal but who must first walk through fire. At the novel’s heart is the unforgettable relationship of Barney Livingstone and Laura Castellano, childhood friends who separately find unsettling celebrity and unsatisfying love – until their friendship ripens into passion. com all rights reserved. Novels by Erich Segal.

Man, woman, and child. Man, woman, and child. Segal, Erich, 1937-2010. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by LineK on January 21, 2010.

Man, Woman And Child. Published 1981 by Ballantine in New York.

On the eve of a carefree summer, Bob and Sheila Beckwith find their loving marriage shattered by a single telephone call and the resurfacing of a truth which must be kept from their two daughters and the young boy visiting for the summer
Marelyne
All his books are good
playboy
Though this story was interesting and kept me turning pages, I found Bob, the protagonist, difficult to sympathize with. He deeply loves his wife, yet he gives no good reason for having been unfaithful to her. Segal seems to want the reader to believe that Bob is a good man who has only been unfaithful this one time (an interlude that lasted for a few days rather than a more excusable single crazy incident), but how is the reader supposed to reconcile his supposedly honest nature and passionate love for his wife with his actions? Perhaps this novel is supposed to draw sympathy and understanding for human weakness, but what it actually ends up doing is chipping away at the reader's faith in true love by saying that even the most in-love of couples would cheat if it were unlikely they would ever be caught.
RUsich155
This is a story of a husband and wife, with a perfect marriage, exciting careers and two lovely daughters. They were a perfect American family. But what Sheila, the wife, didn’t know was that her husband had a one night stand 10 years prior on a business trip to France. Bob, the husband, didn’t know that on that one night of passion produced a child and their marriage was put to the test. Would she forgive him? Can she trust him again? It didn’t help when their children wasn’t that forgiving. But because of their love for each other, and at the end they forgave Bob and they became whole again. True love always prevail.

The story started slow, but picked up the pace in the middle. It was a good story, but I guess I wasn’t that excited about the ending. It could have been better.
Minha
For me, the heart of this book is the tension between this nearly parentless child and his only just discovered father. Beckwith years ago took a trip to France, when his much loved wife was pregnant. He came across a lovely single French physician during some violent street riots. Perhaps it was the conflict, or distance, breaking down inhibitions, but he has a short affair with the doctor, then never sees her again. When she dies in an accident, one of her friends who knew Beckwith then, calls him to let him know of the boy's existence.

Beckwith has no son. He loves his daughters, and can't imagine turning his back on this boy, at least to see him, and so the boy comes for, ostensibly, a visit. But the truth comes out, putting this already heartbroken child in the middle of a second family crisis, dealing with a betrayed wife, his shattered stepsisters, and his heartbroken father, who has fallen in love with his new son, yet doesn't want to hurt the rest of his family.

I suppose I must be missing something in the female jealousy vein, because I just can't see myself having the reaction the wife does to the news of this boy. She loves her husband, knows he loves her and his family, and a slight transgression from a decade ago doesn't seem to me worth the violence of her emotions. I agree it would be a shock, but I think I'd be more focused on whether my husband proved he loved me in the decade since than what he did a decade past. And the boy is so heartbroken and sweet, I think I'd have found it in my heart to forgive and accept him. This story focuses, though, on what this family does.

I agree with other reviewers, that Segal really is a genius in writing novellas that can tug at your heartstrings with very few words.

I do wish this were on Kindle because I wanted to read it again, and looked it up to see if it was. Alas, not and I am going to have to dig out my paperback copy.

This was also made into a fairly decent movie of the same name, though I don't think it had the emotional impact the book did.
Whiteseeker
For those who found 'Love Story' incredibly mushy, this book (M,W and C) might just serve to restore your faith in Erich Segal's writing abilities. I consider it Segal's best book.

From the first page when the protagonist learns about a son he never knew existed till the denouement, the story moves rapidly.

The characters are very believable. Bob Beckwith is not a very sharply defined protagonist - he seems to be always reacting to others' actions than initiating any on his own. But Sheila Beckwith is much more appealing than her counterpart Jenny in 'Love Story'. The characters of the Beckwiths' two precocious daughters is also well drawn.

The dialogues are vintage Segal - crisp and memorable. Segal is one of the few writers of this type of fiction who uses four and five syllable words so regularly. He has done a lot to enhance my vocabulary. :)

All in all, a very satisfying read.
Modigas
Even though the plot starts interesting and keeps you engaged due to its fast pace , at some point almost by the end you realize that you've read almost the whole thing and the events you thought it would happen ,they never do. What happened is something pretty silly ,stupid and incredible.
No one woman in her right mind would ever accept from her current husband a child that appears in their lives out of the blue because an one night stand, forgives the husband's affair and not happy with all that... wants the kid to live forever and ever with them and their kids. NO ONE... that's the part that i have found beyond to believe...don't know in the late 60's or 70's,but in the 2000's no a chance !.
Amerikan_Volga
Though this story was interesting and kept me turning pages, I found Bob, the protagonist, difficult to sympathize with. He deeply loves his wife, yet he gives no good reason for having been unfaithful to her. Segal seems to want the reader to believe that Bob is a good man who has only been unfaithful this one time (an interlude that lasted for a few days rather than a more excusable single crazy incident), but how is the reader supposed to reconcile his supposedly honest nature and passionate love for his wife with his actions? Perhaps this novel is supposed to draw sympathy and understanding for human weakness, but what it actually ends up doing is chipping away at the reader's faith in true love by saying that even the most in-love of couples would cheat if it were unlikely they would ever be caught.

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