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The Man Who Loved Children Summary
Christina Stead

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The Man Who Loved Children Summary

Plot Summary

The Man Who Loved Children by Christina Stead is a novel, a work of fiction. It was first published in 1940 by Australian writer Christina Stead, who is often considered to be a largely ignored writer of her time.

The story surrounds the Pollit family. Sam and Henny Pollit have been married about ten years when the novel opens. There are six children, plus Louisa, Sam's daughter by his first wife who died when Louisa was six months old.

The familial relationships are dysfunctional at best. Henny is an heiress who has no concept of how to handle money and therefore the family is living well below poverty level. There is the hope that Henny will inherit when her father dies, something that will not occur. In fact, Henny will be penniless.

Henny and Sam loathe one another, a fact that becomes more evident and powerful as the book...

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