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Appointment in Samarra: a novel

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Chosen by Delia Ephron for the WSJ Book Club The writer whom Fran Lebowitz called "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 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. 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.
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9780143107071
9780375719202
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Last Grouping Update 2018-08-11 04:21:02AM
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subject_facet Ethnic relations -- Fiction, Married people -- Fiction, Pennsylvania -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, Self-destructive behavior -- Fiction, Suicide victims -- Fiction, Young men -- Fiction
title_display Appointment in Samarra : a novel
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