Appointment in Samarra

Appointment in Samarra
Author: John O'Hara
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 301
Release: 1998
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: LCCN:34025527

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Appointment in Samarra

Appointment in Samarra
Author: John O'Hara
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 300
Release: 1985
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OCLC:312096118

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Appointment

Appointment
Author: Alan Benjamin,William Somerset Maugham
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1993
Genre: Baghdad (Iraq)
ISBN: PSU:000032248517

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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
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2014-06-24
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780698141803

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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.

Deliverance

Deliverance
Author: James Dickey
Publsiher: Delta
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2008-11-19
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780307483706

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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

Appointment in Samarra

Appointment in Samarra
Author: John O'Hara
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1934
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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Pandemic

Pandemic
Author: Slavoj Žižek
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2020-05-20
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781509546121

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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.

Scary Stories 3

Scary Stories 3
Author: Alvin Schwartz
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2019-04-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780062682888

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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!

Appointment in Samarra

Appointment in Samarra
Author: John O'Hara
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-04-30
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781101602959

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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.

The Recognitions

The Recognitions
Author: William Gaddis
Publsiher: Deep Vellum Publishing
Total Pages: 976
Release: 2012-02-07
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781564786968

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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.

The New York Stories

The New York Stories
Author: John O'Hara
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-08-27
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780698136250

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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.

Butterfield 8

Butterfield 8
Author: John O'Hara
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1962-01
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 0605020310

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A Rage to Live

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

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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.

The Big Laugh

The Big Laugh
Author: John O'Hara
Publsiher: Ecco
Total Pages: 308
Release: 1997-08-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0880015756

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A devastating account of the movie world's Golden Age, in all its phony power and glory. The famously sharp-edged social realism and always on-the-money dialogue of the late novelist John O'Hara (1905-1970) are brought to bear in a stinging saga of ambition and fate, Hollywood style.

The Art of Burning Bridges

The Art of Burning Bridges
Author: Geoffrey Wolff
Publsiher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2003
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: UOM:39015056839478

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Traces the enigmatic twentieth-century writer's childhood in a Pennsylvania coal mining town, early working days, combative relationship with The New Yorker over four decades, and literary accomplishments in the shadow of his contemporaries. 40,000 first printing.