|Plot Summary of Man, Woman and Child|
|"A man has to take responsibilty for a child he has out of wedlock, involving his family, friends, as well as the little boy himself. "
Natalia P., Resident Scholar
|"Every book of Erich Segal is a delightful read and this one is no different. This book explores the relationship between as the title says, man and woman, woman and child and child and man. The only thing is that the child is not theirs, but is the result of his affair with some female on a business tour.
The story of the book is pretty simple...its about how a family accepts a child as their own....more importantly how the heroine accepts the child. I will not dwell more on the story!
What is more important about this book is the way it shows the relationships developing and breaking between people because of one incident. For example we have the hero who cannot just let go of his son, and there is the heroine who just doesn't seem to forgive her husband for his mistake. The story unfolds beautifully how eventually the heroine comes to terms with the child and how the child eventually gets approval from the woman.
Prose as I have said in an earlier review of Erich Segal's book is his forte. Again he displays his amazing way of writing by making the characters come alive with his prose. Though I do think that almost all characters of Erich Segal's books are very sentimental!!!
Though not in the class of love story or the class, man woman and child is still a beautiful book to be read and re-read!"
Jesica, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Man, Woman and Child|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Major part of story:
- general child raising
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- natural phenomena
- a kid
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- almost none
- a substantial amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- Deep South
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
Lot of foul language?
- a lot of play on words
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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