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Appointment in Samarra: a novel

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One of Time 's All-Time 100 Best Novels 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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Grouping Titleappointment in samarra
Grouping Authorohara john
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authorO'Hara, John, 1905-1970.
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display_description"In December 1930, just before Christmas, the Gibbsville social circuit is electrified with parties and dances, where the music plays late into the night and the liquor flows freely. At the center of the social elite stand Julian and Caroline English -- the envy of friends and strangers alike. But in one rash moment born inside a highball glass, Julian breaks with polite society and begins a rapid descent toward self-destruction"--P. [4] of cover.
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Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b14605065BookBooksPenguin Classics deluxe edition.EnglishPenguin Books, [2013]xvii, 220 pages ; 22 cm.
ils:.b10502269BookBooksVintage Books ed.EnglishVintage Books, 2003.xvi, 251 p. ; 21 cm.
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subject_facetEthnic relations -- Fiction
Married people -- Fiction
Pennsylvania -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
Self-destructive behavior -- Fiction
Suicide victims -- Fiction
Young men -- Fiction
title_displayAppointment in Samarra : a novel
title_fullAppointment in Samarra / John O'Hara ; introduction by Charles McGrath
Appointment in Samarra : a novel / John O'Hara
title_shortAppointment in Samarra
title_suba novel
topic_facetEthnic relations
Married people
Self-destructive behavior
Suicide victims
Young men