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Appointment in Samarra (Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions)

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Publisher Comments:

The writer whom Fran Lebowitz compared to the author of The Great Gatsby, calling him “the real F. Scott Fitzgerald,” makes his Penguin Classics debut with this beautiful deluxe edition of his best-loved book.

One of the great novels of small-town American life, Appointment in Samarra is John OHaras crowning achievement. In December 1930, just before Christmas, the Gibbsville, Pennsylvania, social circuit is electrified with parties and dances. At the center of the social elite stand Julian and Caroline English. But in one rash moment born inside a highball glass, Julian breaks with polite society and begins a rapid descent toward self-destruction.

Brimming with wealth and privilege, jealousy and infidelity, OHaras iconic first novel is an unflinching look at the dark side of the American dream—and a lasting testament to the keen social intelligence if a major American writer.

 

About the Author

John OHara (1905–1970) was among the most prominent American writers of the twentieth century. Championed by Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Dorothy Parker, he wrote fourteen novels, including BUtterfield 8, which was made into a film starring Elizabeth Taylor, and had more stories published in the New Yorker than anyone in the history of the magazine.
 
Charles McGrath is the former editor of The New York Times Book Review and former deputy editor of The New Yorker.  He is currently a writer at large for The New York Times.
 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143107071
Author:
Ohara, John
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
O'Hara, John
Author:
McGrath, Charles
Author:
Gower, Neil
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Penguin Classics Deluxe Editio
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.42 x 5.65 x 0.65 in 0.57 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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