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The bestselling novel that became an Oscar-winning film starring Elizabeth Taylor about New York's speakeasy generation

A masterpiece of American fiction and a bestseller upon its publication in 1935, BUtterfield 8 lays bare with brash honesty the unspoken and often shocking truths that lurked beneath the surface of a society still reeling from the effects of the Great Depression. One Sunday morning, Gloria wakes up in a stranger's apartment with nothing but a torn evening dress, stockings, and panties. When she steals a fur coat from the wardrobe to wear home, she unleashes a series of events that can only end in tragedy. Inspired by true events, this novel caused a sensation on its publication for its frank depiction of the relationship between a wild and beautiful young woman and a respectable, married man.

About the Author

John OHara (1905–1970) was one of the most prominent American writers of the twentieth century. Championed by Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Dorothy Parker, he wrote fourteen novels; his first, Appointment in Samarra, received instant acclaim and launched him to prominence at the age of twenty-nine. OHara had more stories published in the New Yorker than anyone in the history of the magazine.

Lorin Stein is the editor of the Paris Review and has written for the New York Review of Books, Harpers, the New Republic, and the London Review of Books. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143107088
Author:
Ohara, John
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Stein, Lorin
Author:
O'Hara, John
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.06 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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