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ISBN13: 9780143124689
ISBN10: 0143124684
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From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers — featuring cover art by Jessica Hische.

It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet. In a design collaboration between Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, the series features unique cover art by Hische, a superstar in the world of type design and illustration, whose work has appeared everywhere from Tiffany and Co. to Wes Anderson's recent film Moonrise Kingdom to Penguin's own bestsellers Committed and Rules of Civility. With exclusive designs that have never before appeared on Hische's hugely popular Daily Drop Cap blog, the Penguin Drop Caps series debuted with an 'A' for Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, a 'B' for Charlotte Brönte's Jane Eyre, and a 'C' for Willa Cather's My Ántonia. It continues with more perennial classics, perfect to give as elegant gifts or to showcase on your own shelves.

O is for O'Hara. 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, BUtterfield 8 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.

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John O'Hara (1905–1970) received instant acclaim for his first novel, Appointment in Samarra, and quickly came to be regarded as one of the most prominent writers in America. He won the National Book Award for his novel Ten North Frederick and had more stories published in The New Yorker than anyone in the history of the magazine. His fourteen novels include A Rage to Live, Pal Joey, BUtterfield 8, and From the Terrace, and his more than four hundred short stories have been collected in twelve volumes.

Jessica Hische is a letterer, illustrator, typographer, and web designer. She currently serves on the Type Directors Club board of directors, has been named a Forbes Magazine "30 under 30" in art and design as well as an ADC Young Gun and one of Print Magazines "New Visual Artists". She has designed for Wes Anderson, McSweeney's, Tiffany and Co, Penguin Books and many others. She resides primarily in San Francisco, occasionally in Brooklyn.

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lukas, January 11, 2014 (view all comments by lukas)
I'm not sure what happened to the reputation/status of John O'Hara (1904-1970). His first novel, "Appointment in Samara" is on Modern Library's 100 best novels of the 20th century, his books "BUtterfield 8" and "Pal Joey" were turned into successful films and he holds the record for published stories in The New Yorker. Yet he's somewhat neglected now, which is a shame, as his writing is angry, alive and astute, resembling a more working class Fitzgerald or a better Updike. His second novel deals with adultery, drinking and general unhappiness during the depression and was made into a movie with Liz Taylor. "O"Hara understood better than any other American writer how class can both reveal and shape character."-from the introduction by Fran Lebowitz
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780143124689
Author:
O'Hara, John
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Artist:
Hische, Jessica
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Penguin Drop Caps
Publication Date:
20131105
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.13 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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