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Dry martini:a gentleman turns to love.

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Publisher Comments:

The upper Bohemia, the Right Bank of Paris in the 1920s, is the setting of this important social document.

Dry Martini, Thomass only published novel, epitomizes the Right Bank of Paris in the early 1920s. The principal characters are American. Mr. Quimby, a man of wealth, devoted to women, com­fort, and dry martinis, has his life upset by the appearance of his twenty-two-year-old daughter by his former wife. Feeling he must “take care” of her, he contem­plates the need to reform himself. Fortu­nately, he is saved by the appearance of a young man who marries his daughter, and Mr. Quimby returns to his normal life, his mistress, and his dry martinis.

 

Thomas was fresh out of Yale when he arrived in Paris in 1922 headed for a literary career. His novel gives a picture of Right Bank life, the haunt of Fitz­gerald, Louis Bromfield, and, later, Hem­ingway. Thomas spent three years in Paris, returning to New York in 1925. He died in the Tuscany Hotel on 39th Street on March 12, 1932, of acute chronic alcoholism.

About the Author

Matthew J. Bruccoli is Professor of Eng­lish at the University of South Carolina.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780809306619
Subtitle:
A Gentleman Turns to Love
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Author:
Thomas, John
Author:
Cody, Morrill
Location:
Carbondale
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States Social life and customs 20th century Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Edition
Series Volume:
15
Publication Date:
1974
Binding:
Hardback
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.25 x 1 in

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Product details 264 pages Carbondale,Southern Illinois University Press[1974, c1926] - English 9780809306619 Reviews:
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