Appointment in Samarra

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

Appointment in Samarra
Author: John O'Hara
Release: 1985
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 300
ISBN: OCLC:312096118
Language: en
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Appointment

Appointment
Author: Alan Benjamin,William Somerset Maugham
Release: 1993
Editor: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Pages: 40
ISBN: PSU:000032248517
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
Release: 2014-06-24
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780698141803
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.

Appointment in Samarra

Appointment in Samarra
Author: John O'Hara
Release: 1934
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
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Language: en
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The New York Stories

The New York Stories
Author: John O'Hara
Release: 2013-08-27
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780698136250
Language: en
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Collected for the first time, the New York stories of John O'Hara, "among the greatest short story writers in English, or in any other language" (Brendan Gill, 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, mistresses and powerbrokers, unsparingly observed by a popular American master of realism. Spanning his four-decade career, these more than thirty refreshingly frank, sparely written stories are among John O’Hara’s finest work, exploring the materialist aspirations and sexual exploits of flawed, 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. 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.

Pandemic

Pandemic
Author: Slavoj Žižek
Release: 2020-05-20
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 142
ISBN: 9781509546121
Language: en
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As an unprecedented global pandemic sweeps the planet, who better than the supercharged Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek to uncover its deeper meanings, marvel at its mind-boggling paradoxes and speculate on the profundity of its consequences? We live in a moment when the greatest act of love is to stay distant from the object of your affection. When governments renowned for ruthless cuts in public spending can suddenly conjure up trillions. When toilet paper becomes a commodity as precious as diamonds. And when, according to Žižek, a new form of communism – the outlines of which can already be seen in the very heartlands of neoliberalism – may be the only way of averting a descent into global barbarism. Written with his customary brio and love of analogies in popular culture (Quentin Tarantino and H. G. Wells sit next to Hegel and Marx), Žižek provides a concise and provocative snapshot of the crisis as it widens, engulfing us all.

Deliverance

Deliverance
Author: James Dickey
Release: 2008-11-19
Editor: Delta
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780307483706
Language: en
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“You're hooked, you feel every cut, grope up every cliff, swallow water with every spill of the canoe, sweat with every draw of the bowstring. Wholly absorbing [and] dramatic.”—Harper's Magazine The setting is the Georgia wilderness, where the states most remote white-water river awaits. In the thundering froth of that river, in its echoing stone canyons, four men on a canoe trip discover a freedom and exhilaration beyond compare. And then, in a moment of horror, the adventure turns into a struggle for survival as one man becomes a human hunter who is offered his own harrowing deliverance. Praise for Deliverance “Once read, never forgotten.”—Newport News Daily Press “A tour de force . . . How a man acts when shot by an arrow, what it feels like to scale a cliff or to capsize, the ironic psychology of fear: these things are conveyed with remarkable descriptive writing.”—The New Republic “Freshly and intensely alive . . . with questions that haunt modern urban man.”—Southern Review “A fine and honest book that hits the reader's mind with the sting of a baseball just caught in the hand.”—The Nation “[James Dickey's] language has descriptive power not often matched in contemporary American writing.”—Time “A harrowing trip few readers will forget.”—Asheville Citizen-Times "A novel that will curl your toes . . . Dickey's canoe rides to the limits of dramatic tension."—New York Times Book Review "A brilliant and breathtaking adventure."—The New Yorker

Butterfield 8

Butterfield 8
Author: John O'Hara
Release: 1935
Editor: New York : Harcourt, Brace
Pages: 328
ISBN: STANFORD:36105044941966
Language: en
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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

John O Hara s Hollywood

John O Hara s Hollywood
Author: John O'Hara
Release: 2007
Editor: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Pages: 383
ISBN: UOM:39015069332362
Language: en
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On the sound stage and the casting couch, behind the facades of Spanish style mansions and inside studio trailers, at costumes and makeup, in posh nightclubs and in backrooms filled with cigar smoke, here are the ruthless producers, over-the-hill directors, disillusioned writers, glamorously callous actresses, desperate and hungry starlets, and matinee idols with dark secrets as they are unsparingly observed by one of America's most popular masters of realism. Best known for the now-classic 1934 novel Appointment in Samarra and such blockbuster bestsellers as Ten North Frederick and Butterfield 8, in a career spanning four decades John O'Hara also published numerous story collections. Among his finest work, they highlight qualities that sold more than 15 million copies of his books in the course of his career: the snappy dialogue, the telling detail, the ironic narrative twist. Like the novels, and like the much-praised collection of John O'Hara's Gibbsville stories, also edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli, the selections in John O'Hara's Hollywood, many originally appearing in the New Yorker or the Saturday Evening Post, explore the materialist aspirations and sexual exploits of flawed, prodigally human characters for whom arrangements consitute a deal and compromises pass for love.

Scary Stories 3

Scary Stories 3
Author: Alvin Schwartz
Release: 2019-04-02
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780062682888
Language: en
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The iconic anthology series of horror tales that's now a feature film! Scary Stories 3 is a timeless collection of chillingly scary tales and legends, in which folklorist Alvin Schwartz offers up some of the most alarming tales of horror, dark revenge, and supernatural events of all time. Available for the first time as an ebook, Stephen Gammell’s artwork from the original Scary Stories 3 appears in all its spooky glory. Read if you dare! And don't miss Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark!

The Recognitions

The Recognitions
Author: William Gaddis
Release: 2012-02-07
Editor: Deep Vellum Publishing
Pages: 976
ISBN: 9781564786968
Language: en
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The book Jonathan Franzen dubbed the "ur-text of postwar fiction" and the "first great cultural critique, which, even if Heller and Pynchon hadn't read it while composing Catch-22 and V., managed to anticipate the spirit of both”—The Recognitions is a masterwork about art and forgery, and the increasingly thin line between the counterfeit and the fake. Gaddis anticipates by almost half a century the crisis of reality that we currently face, where the real and the virtual are combining in alarming ways, and the sources of legitimacy and power are often obscure to us.

Allies

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

The Crack Up
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Release: 2009-02-27
Editor: New Directions Publishing
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780811219716
Language: en
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A self-portrait of a great writer 's rise and fall, intensely personal and etched with Fitzgerald's signature blend of romance and realism. The Crack-Up tells the story of Fitzgerald's sudden descent at the age of thirty-nine from glamorous success to empty despair, and his determined recovery. Compiled and edited by Edmund Wilson shortly after F. Scott Fitzgerald's death, this revealing collection of his essays—as well as letters to and from Gertrude Stein, Edith Wharton, T.S. Eliot, John Dos Passos—tells of a man with charm and talent to burn, whose gaiety and genius made him a living symbol of the Jazz Age, and whose recklessness brought him grief and loss. "Fitzgerald's physical and spiritual exhaustion is described brilliantly," noted The New York Review of Books: "the essays are amazing for the candor."

A Rage to Live

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

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

First Confession

First Confession
Author: Frank O'Connor
Release: 1990
Editor: Creative Company
Pages: 31
ISBN: 0886820588
Language: en
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Jackie faces his first confession with great trepidation following a warning lecture from his obnoxious, older sister.

Selected Short Stories of John O Hara

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

The Colour of Magic

The Colour of Magic
Author: Terry Pratchett
Release: 1985
Editor: Random House
Pages: 284
ISBN: 9780552124751
Language: en
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On A World Supported On The Back Of A Giant Turtle (Sex Unknown), A Gleeful, Explosive, Wickedly Eccentric Expedition Sets Out. There S An Avaricious Buy Inept Wizard, A Naïve Tourist Whose Luggage Moves On Hundreds Of Dear Little Legs, Dragons Who Only Exist Ifyou Believe In Them, And Of Course The Edge Of The Planet&

Gibbsville PA

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