Christina Stead





Christina Stead

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born
in Rockdale, New South Wales, Australia
July 17, 1902

died
March 31, 1983

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Christina Stead (1902–1983) was an Australian writer regarded as one of the twentieth century’s master novelists. Stead spent most of her writing life in Europe and the United States, and her varied residences acted as the settings for a number of her novels. She is best known for The Man Who Loved Children (1940), which was praised by author Jonathan Franzen as a “crazy, gorgeous family novel” and “one of the great literary achievements of the twentieth century.” Stead died in her native Australia in 1983.


Average rating: 3.61 · 2,646 ratings · 282 reviews · 22 distinct works · Similar authors
The Man Who Loved Children
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3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 2,322 ratings — published 1940 — 32 editions
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For Love Alone
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 74 ratings — published 1944 — 13 editions
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Letty Fox: Her Luck
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 1946 — 13 editions
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Seven Poor Men of Sydney
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1934 — 5 editions
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The Salzburg Tales
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I'm Dying Laughing
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1987 — 10 editions
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The Little Hotel
3.03 of 5 stars 3.03 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1947 — 10 editions
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House of All Nations
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1938 — 8 editions
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Cotters' England
3.12 of 5 stars 3.12 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1966 — 3 editions
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The Puzzleheaded Girl: Four...
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1967 — 4 editions
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More books by Christina Stead…
“Give me your honest opinion. I dont want truth with a veil on - I like naked ladies naked.”
Christina Stead, Miss Herbert

“Life is nothing but rags and tags and filthy rags at that. Why was I ever born?”
Christina Stead, The Man Who Loved Children

“I shall never be a dangerous woman; I can make men love, but I cannot make them suffer. It would be much better the other way about. I have seen women able to make men suffer who could not make them love. The more they suffered the more they hung around for a showdown. In the end they did better than I, for it is strange what people will do to be able to suffer and say to themselves, in the night, “I have suffered, I have lived indeed.”
Christina Stead, Letty Fox: Her Luck
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