The Man Who Loved Children by Christina Stead
The novel tells the story of a highly dysfunctional family, the Pollits. The story centers on the family's impoverishment, the failure of the father Sam to provide for them, the parents' marital battles, and various accounts of the children's affections and alliances.
The 294th greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 49th on D. G. Myers’ 50 Greatest English Language Novels (D. G. Myers)
- - 83rd on The Top 10: The Greatest Books of All Time (The Top 10 (Book))
- - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)
- - Finest Works of Fiction (Martin Seymour-Smith and Editors)