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Belchamber is a 1904 novel by Howard Sturgis.
The story follows Sainty, an aristocratic heir who likes knitting and dislikes sports. He gets married after much goading from his mother, though his wife, Cissy, turns out to find him repugnant. She has an illegitimate son with someone else, who dies shortly after.[clarification needed]
Literary significance and criticism
The novel received mainly poor reviews from readers and critics, although E.M. Forster deplored the lack of readership the book received. Edith Wharton, a personal friend of Sturgis', nonetheless praised the novel. She described it as "very nearly in the first rank", and tried in vain to have the novel published by Scribner's before it was picked up by Putnam.
- Title: Belchamber
- Author:Howard Overing Sturgis
- Editor: Ams PressInc, 1905
- ISBN 0404146139, 9780404146139
- 360 pages
- Belchamber on Open Library at the Internet Archive
- Podcast of an Edmund White interview about the book (August 2008)
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