Scott fitzgerald” one of the great novels of small-town American life, Appointment in Samarra is John O’Hara’s crowning achievement. The best-loved book by the writer whom Fran Lebowitz compared to the author of The Great Gatsby, calling him “the real F. In december 1930, just before Christmas, Pennsylvania, the Gibbsville, social circuit is electrified with parties and dances.
Appointment in Samarra: Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition - At the center of the social elite stand Julian and Caroline English.
BUtterfield 8 Penguin ClassicsPenguin Classics - Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. 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.
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. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.
BUtterfield 8 Penguin Classics - . One sunday morning, stockings, Gloria wakes up in a stranger's apartment with nothing but a torn evening dress, 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. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.
Ten North Frederick Penguin ClassicsPenguin Classics - Bridge, the stories of john cheever, and Mad Men as a brilliant portrait of the personal and political hypocrisy of mid-century America. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Scott fitzgerald”Joe Chapin led a storybook life.
The national book award–winning novel by the writer whom Fran Lebowitz called “the real F. Bridge and Mrs. But as his daughter looks back on his life, a different man emerges: one in conflict with his ambitious and shrewish wife, terrified that the misdeeds of his children will dash his political dreams, and in love with a model half his age.
Ten North Frederick Penguin Classics - Connell’s Mr. With black wit and penetrating insight, Ten North Frederick stands with Richard Yates’ Revolutionary Road, Evan S. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
A successful small-town lawyer with a beautiful wife, and aspirations to be president, two over-achieving children, he seemed to have it all.
The New York Stories Penguin ClassicsPenguin Classics - Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.
Collected for the first time, "among the greatest short story writers in english, mistresses and powerbrokers, the New York stories of John O'Hara, Here at The New Yorker Collected for the first time, here are the New York stories of one of the twentieth century’s definitive chroniclers of the city—the speakeasies and highballs, social climbers and cinema stars, or in any other language" Brendan Gill, unsparingly observed by a popular American master of realism.
The New York Stories Penguin Classics - Spanning his four-decade career, these more than thirty refreshingly frank, exploring the materialist aspirations and sexual exploits of flawed, sparely written stories are among John O’Hara’s finest work, prodigally human characters and showcasing the snappy dialogue, telling details and ironic narrative twists that made him the most-published short story writer in the history of the New Yorker.
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Hope of Heaven: A Novel of Tenderness and Violence, Cruelty and LoveNightHawk Books - John o'hara 1905-1970 was the author of many novels and short stories and is best known for his first two novels – Appointment in Samarra and Butterfield 8. The novel centers on a world-weary hollywood screenwriter of only limited success in his mid-thirties who is in love with an idealistic young woman in her twenties who is only mildly interested in him.
Hope of heaven, first published in 1938, is a fast-paced novel by John O'Hara in the “doomed romance” genre. When her father, a private detective, comes to Los Angeles on a case in which the screenwriter has a part, tragedy ensues.
The Big Money: Volume Three of the U.S.A. TrilogyMariner Books - Ultimately, whether the novels are read together or separately, they paint a sweeping portrait of collective America and showcase the brilliance and bravery of one of its most enduring and admired writers. The big money completes john dos passos's three-volume "fable of America's materialistic success and moral decline" American Heritage and marks the end of "one of the most ambitious projects that an American novelist has ever undertaken" Time.
Lindbergh takes his solo flight. From new york to hollywood, love affairs to business deals, it is a country taking the turns too fast, speeding toward the crash of 1929. Industrialism booms. Henry Ford makes automobiles. The stock market surges. Here we come back to America after the war and find a nation on the upswing.
Henderson the Rain KingOdyssey Editions - Whether blowing up a cistern full of frogs or learning to walk without fear among the lions, soulful, zany Henderson intends to burst his “spirit’s sleep. ”. Its outsized hero, a mountain of a man, a millionaire, the father of many, Eugene Henderson, remains adrift. Following the promptings of his unforgettable inner voice—“I want, I want, I want”—our hero finds himself in Africa.
Aggrieved, worn-out, all but defeated he longs to set things straight. Henderson makes his way into a mythic sun-baked interior, where among exotic tribes he finds fellow seekers, teachers and soulmates. The most exuberant and funny of all Bellow’s novels, Henderson the Rain King remained the author’s personal favorite.
1919: Volume Two of the U.S.A. TrilogyMariner Books - We follow the daughter of a chicago minister, a young poet, a wide-eyed Texas girl, Theodore Roosevelt, a radical Jew, and we glimpse Woodrow Wilson, and the Unknown Soldier. Trilogy, lauded on publication of the first volume not only for its scope, John Dos Passos continues his "vigorous and sweeping panorama of twentieth-century America" Forum, but also for its groundbreaking style.
Again, dos passos captures the many textures, flavors, employing a host of experimental devices that would inspire a whole new generation of writers to follow, and background noises of modern life with a cinematic touch and unparalleled nerve.1919 opens to find america and the world at war, and Dos Passos's characters, many of whom we met in the first volume, are thrown into the snarl.
1919: Volume Two of the U.S.A. Trilogy - . With 1919, the second volume of his U. S. A.
The 42nd Parallel U.S.A. Trilogy Book 1Mariner Books - Slowly, in stories artfully spliced together, the lives and fortunes of five characters unfold. The trilogy opens with the 42nd paRALLEL, where we find a young country at the dawn of the twentieth century. Counted as one of the best novels of the twentieth century by the Modern Library and by some of the finest writers working today, U.
S. A. Mac, janey, eleanor, ward, and Charley are caught on the storm track of this parallel and blown New Yorkward. While fitzgerald and hemingway were cultivating what Edmund Wilson once called their "own little corners, " John Dos Passos was taking on the world. Trilogy, and the big money, 1919, comprising the 42nd paralleL, John Dos Passos is said by many to have written the great American novel.
The 42nd Parallel U.S.A. Trilogy Book 1 - . As their lives cross and double back again, the likes of Eugene Debs, Thomas Edison, and Andrew Carnegie make cameo appearances. Is a grand, kaleidoscopic portrait of a nation, buzzing with history and life on every page. With his U. S. A.
The Death of the HeartAnchor - As she deftly and delicately exposes the cruelty that lurks behind the polished surfaces of conventional society, Bowen reveals herself as a masterful novelist who combines a sense of humor with a devastating gift for divining human motivations. In this piercing story of innocence betrayed set in the thirties, the orphaned Portia is stranded in the sophisticated and politely treacherous world of her wealthy half-brother's home in London.
There she encounters the attractive, carefree cad Eddie. To him, portia is at once child and woman, and her fears her gushing love. But when eddie follows portia to a sea-side resort, the flash of a cigarette lighter in a darkened cinema illuminates a stunning romantic betrayal--and sets in motion one of the most moving and desperate flights of the heart in modern literature.
The Death of the Heart - To her, eddie is the only reason to be alive. The death of the Heart is perhaps Elizabeth Bowen's best-known book.
Pal Joey: The Novel and The Libretto and Lyrics Penguin ClassicsPenguin Classics - With more than 1, 500 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. For its 75th anniversary and frank sinatra’s centennial: the jazz age masterpiece that inspired the iconic Sinatra film and the hit Broadway musical, Joey Evans is a poor man’s Bing Crosby—a big-talking, and featuring the musical’s libretto and lyrics On the seedy side of Chicago nightlife in the 1930s, small-time nightclub crooner down on his luck but always on the make.
. In slangy, shady business partners, ” he recounts his exploits with brash nightclub managers, error-littered letters signed “Pal Joey, and every pretty girl “mouse” he meets. Charismatic yet conniving, pal joey is a smooth operator whose bravado and big ideas disguise a far less self-assured soul, caught up in the rags-to-riches dream of the Jazz Age.
Pal Joey: The Novel and The Libretto and Lyrics Penguin Classics - Originally serialized in the new yorker and the inspiration for the 1940 rodgers and Hart musical of the same name and the 1957 film starring Frank Sinatra, Pal Joey is the story of a true “heel, and Rita Hayworth, Kim Novak, ” as complex and memorable as any antihero in American literature. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.
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