Appointment in Samarra

Appointment in Samarra (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

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Synopsis

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 OHaras 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, OHaras iconic first novel is an unflinching look at the dark side of the American dreamand a lasting testament to the keen social intelligence if a major American writer.

Book information

ISBN: 9781101602959
Imprint: Penguin Publishing Group
Pub date:
Language: English
Weight: -1g