Appointment in Samarra

Appointment in Samarra
Author: John O'Hara
Pages: 301
ISBN: LCCN:34025527
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Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Appointment in Samarra

Appointment in Samarra
Author: John O'Hara
Pages: 240
ISBN: PSU:000025071924
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Release: 1976
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Appointment in Samarra

Appointment in Samarra
Author: John O'Hara
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781101602959
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Release: 2013-04-30
Editor: Penguin
Language: un

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The best-loved book by the writer whom Fran Lebowitz compared to the author of The Great Gatsby, calling him “the real F. Scott Fitzgerald” One of the great novels of small-town American life, Appointment in Samarra is John O’Hara’s 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, O’Hara’s 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.

Appointment

Appointment
Author: Alan Benjamin,William Somerset Maugham
Pages: 32
ISBN: PSU:000032248517
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Release: 1993
Editor: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Language: en

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Death, disguised as an old woman, searches for Abdullah the servant.

Ten North Frederick

Ten North Frederick
Author: John O'Hara,Jonathan Dee
Pages: 435
ISBN: 9780143107101
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Release: 2014
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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The National Book Award-winning novel by the writer whom Fran Lebowitz called "the real F. Scott Fitzgerald" Joe Chapin led a storybook life. A successful small-town lawyer with a beautiful wife, two over-achieving children, and aspirations to be president, he seemed to have it all. 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. With black wit and penetrating insight, Ten North Frederick stands with Richard Yates' Revolutionary Road, Evan S. Connell's Mr. Bridge and Mrs. 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. 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 Study Guide for John O Hara s Appointment in Samarra

A Study Guide for John O Hara s  Appointment in Samarra
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages: 26
ISBN: 9781410340221
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Release: 2016-06-29
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A Study Guide for John O'Hara's "Appointment in Samarra," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

BUtterfield 8

BUtterfield 8
Author: John O'Hara
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781101602966
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Release: 2013-08-21
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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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. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. 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.

Dead Pool

Dead Pool
Author: James Lawrence Powell
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780520268029
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Release: 2011-02-22
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Where will the water come from to sustain the great desert cities of Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Phoenix? In a provocative exploration of the past, present, and future of water in the West, James Lawrence Powell begins at Lake Powell, the vast reservoir that has become an emblem of this story. Writing for a wide audience, Powell shows why an urgent threat during the first half of the twenty-first century will come not from the rising of the seas but from the falling of the reservoirs.

A Rage to Live

A Rage to Live
Author: John O'Hara
Pages: 736
ISBN: 9781448161911
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Release: 2012-10-31
Editor: Random House
Language: en

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'O'Hara is the only American writer to whom America presents itself as a social scene in the way it once presented itself to Henry James, or France to Proust' The New York Times When the beautiful, imperious and moneyed Grace Caldwell Tate wants something she goes after it, men included. Her affair scandalises Pennsylvania's elite and she must face the costs to her marriage and the man she really loves. A bestseller on publication in 1949, A Rage to Live is a candid tale of idealists and libertines, tradesmen and crusaders, men of violence and goodwill, and women of fierce strength and tenderness.

Appointment in Samarra BUtterfield 8 Hope of Heaven

Appointment in Samarra   BUtterfield 8   Hope of Heaven
Author: John O'Hara
Pages: 447
ISBN: UCAL:$B401291
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Release: 1934
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Hope of Heaven

Hope of Heaven
Author: John O’Hara
Pages: 107
ISBN: 9781789129472
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Release: 2019-11-01
Editor: Pickle Partners Publishing
Language: en

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Hope of Heaven, first published in 1938, is a fast-paced novel by John O’Hara in the “doomed romance” genre. 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. When her father, a private detective, comes to Los Angeles on a case in which the screenwriter has a part, tragedy ensues. 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.

Appointment in Samarra

Appointment in Samarra
Author: William Somerset Maugham
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:962891010
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Release: 1995
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Contains a copy of the short story plus citations to criticisms.

Gibbsville PA

Gibbsville  PA
Author: John O'Hara
Pages: 864
ISBN: 0786700823
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Release: 1994-04-01
Editor: Carroll & Graf Pub
Language: en

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The author sympathetically portrays the people--miners, shopkeepers, bartenders, collegians, and country club members--of the coal region of his hometown in five novels and more than fifty short stories

An Artist is His Own Fault

 An Artist is His Own Fault
Author: John O'Hara,James G O'Hara
Pages: 226
ISBN: UOM:39015000594906
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Release: 1977
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This important gathering of previously uncollected and unpublished material enlarges the assessment of O’Hara as a craftsman and a conscious literary artist. O’Hara’s preoccupation with the craft of writing is superbly revealed in the series of lectures he gave on the American novel at Rider College in Trenton, N.J. These hitherto unpublished lectures contain major critical statements about the techniques of fiction writing. O’Hara had intended to publish these lectures because of their importance, but he never did. Today they are of particular value in illuminating the thought of this eminent author because O’Hara developed them in close reference to his own work and because they were written in 1959 and 1961 when he was at the peak of his writing career. The 38 other pieces include the never-published foreword O’Hara wrote for The Selected Stories of John O’Hara. There are also three pieces on F. Scott Fitzgerald which reveal much about Fitzgerald and his writings. Other reviews and interviews show the high regard O’Hara had for his fellow writers—Faulkner, Hemingway, and Thornton Wilder. Like all good writing about writing, the material stimulates the reader to read or reread Appointment in Samarra, Rage to Live, Ten North Frederick, From the Terrace, Butterfield 8, and the collected short stories of this superb storyteller.

Rin Tin Tin Enhanced eBook

Rin Tin Tin Enhanced eBook
Author: Susan Orlean
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781451667493
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Release: 2011-09-27
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Featuring more than seventy-five photographs and almost a dozen rarely seen videos from Rin Tin Tin’s legendary career, this Enhanced eBook edition of Susan Orlean’s Rin Tin Tin vividly illustrates the life and legacy of the canine hero. He believed the dog was immortal. So begins Susan Orlean’s sweeping, powerfully moving account of Rin Tin Tin’s journey from orphaned puppy to movie star and international icon. Orlean, a staff writer at The New Yorker who has been hailed as “a national treasure” by The Washington Post, spent nearly ten years researching and reporting her most captivating book to date: the story of a dog who was born in 1918 and never died. It begins on a battlefield in France during World War I, when a young American soldier, Lee Duncan, discovered a newborn German shepherd in the ruins of a bombed-out dog kennel. To Duncan, who came of age in an orphanage, the dog’s survival was a miracle. He saw something in Rin Tin Tin that he felt compelled to share with the world. Duncan brought Rinty home to California, where the dog’s athleticism and acting ability drew the attention of Warner Bros. Over the next ten years, Rinty starred in twenty-three blockbuster silent films that saved the studio from bankruptcy and made him the most famous dog in the world. At the height of his popularity, Rin Tin Tin was Hollywood’s number one box office star. During the decades that followed, Rinty and his descendants rose and fell with the times, making a tumultuous journey from silent films to talkies, from black-and-white to color, from radio programs to one of the most popular television shows of the baby boom era, The Adventures of Rin-Tin-Tin. The canine hero’s legacy was cemented by Duncan and a small group of others—including Bert Leonard, the producer of the TV series, and Daphne Hereford, the owner of the current Rin Tin Tin—who have dedicated their lives to making sure the dog’s legend will never die. At its core, Rin Tin Tin is a poignant exploration of the enduring bond between humans and animals. It is also a richly textured history of twentieth-century entertainment and entrepreneurship. It spans ninety years and explores everything from the shift in status of dogs from working farmhands to beloved family members, from the birth of obedience training to the evolution of dog breeding, from the rise of Hollywood to the past and present of dogs in war. Filled with humor and heart and moments that will move you to tears, Susan Orlean’s first original book since The Orchid Thief is an irresistible blend of history, human interest, and masterful storytelling—a dazzling celebration of a great American dog by one of our most gifted writers.

Appointment in Samarra and Others

Appointment in Samarra and Others
Author: John O'Hara
Pages: 474
ISBN: OCLC:610354003
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Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Allies

Allies
Author: William Shawcross
Pages: 261
ISBN: 1843542587
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Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The U.S., Britain and their coalition partners took enormous risks in invading Iraq in March 2003. They risked one of the most successful alliances in history. They risked damaging both the United Nations and themselves.

The 42nd Parallel

The 42nd Parallel
Author: John Dos Passos
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780547524917
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Release: 2013-12-24
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With his U.S.A. trilogy, comprising THE 42nd PARALLEL, 1919, and THE BIG MONEY, John Dos Passos is said by many to have written the great American novel. While Fitzgerald and Hemingway were cultivating what Edmund Wilson once called their "own little corners," John Dos Passos was taking on the world. 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. is a grand, kaleidoscopic portrait of a nation, buzzing with history and life on every page. The trilogy opens with THE 42nd PARALLEL, where we find a young country at the dawn of the twentieth century. Slowly, in stories artfully spliced together, the lives and fortunes of five characters unfold. Mac, Janey, Eleanor, Ward, and Charley are caught on the storm track of this parallel and blown New Yorkward. As their lives cross and double back again, the likes of Eugene Debs, Thomas Edison, and Andrew Carnegie make cameo appearances.

Selected Short Stories of John O Hara

Selected Short Stories of John O Hara
Author: John O'Hara
Pages: 303
ISBN: PSU:000045750885
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Release: 1956
Editor: Random House Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"John O'Hara's fiction," wrote Lionel Trilling, "is preeminent for its social verisimilitude." Made famous by his bestselling novels, including BUtterfield 8 and Appointment in Samarra, O'Hara (1905-1970) also wrote some of the finest short fiction of the twentieth century. First published by the Modern Library in 1956, Selected Short Stories of John O'Hara displays the author's skills as a keen social observer, a refreshingly frank storyteller, and a writer with a brilliant ear for dialogue. "The stories in this volume," writes Louis Begley in his new Introduction, "show the wide range of [O'Hara's] interests and an ability to treat with a virtuoso's ease characters and situations from any place on America's geographic and social spectrum."

Beside a Burning Sea

Beside a Burning Sea
Author: John Shors
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781440630071
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Release: 2008-09-02
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the author of Beneath a Marble Sky comes an inspiring new novel of a man and a woman from different worlds whose love is put to the ultimate test as they struggle to survive an extraordinary set of circumstances. View our feature on John Shors' Beside a Burning Sea. One moment, the World War II hospital ship Benevolence is patrolling the South Pacific on a mission of mercy—to save wounded American soldiers. The next, Benevolence is split in two by a torpedo, killing almost everyone on board. A small band of survivors, including an injured Japanese soldier and a young American nurse whom he saves from drowning, makes it to the deserted shore of a nearby island. Akira has suffered five years of bloodshed and horror fighting for the Japanese empire. Now, surrounded by enemies he is supposed to hate, he instead finds solace in their company—and rediscovers his love of poetry. While sharing the mystery and beauty of this passion with Annie, the captivating but tormented woman he rescued, Akira grapples with the pain of his past while helping Annie uncover the promise of her future. Meanwhile, the remaining castaways endure a world not of their making—a world as barbaric as it is beautiful, as hateful as it is loving. With the blend of epic storytelling and emotional intensity that distinguishes him as a unique talent, John Shors reveals a powerful story of redemption focusing on unlikely lovers, heroes and villains, and war-torn countries—all, in their own ways, fighting to survive.