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Four novels of the 1930s / John O'Hara ; Steven Goldleaf, editor.

Four novels of the 1930s

O'Hara, John, 1905-1970 author. (Author).
Goldleaf, Steven, editor. (Added Author).
O'Hara, John, 1905-1970 Container of (work): Appointment in Samarra. (Added Author).
O'Hara, John, 1905-1970 Container of (work): Butterfield 8. (Added Author).
O'Hara, John, 1905-1970 Container of (work): Hope in Heaven. (Added Author).
O'Hara, John, 1905-1970 Container of (work): Pal Joey. (Added Author).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781598536003
  • ISBN: 1598536001
  • Physical Description: ix, 665 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y : Library of America, [2018]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Appointment in Samarra -- Butterfield 8 -- Hope in Heaven -- Pal Joey.
Summary, etc.:
Already a frequent contributor of well-crafted stories to The New Yorker when he turned to the larger canvas of the novel, John O'Hara wrote with unusual acuity about the power of status and class in American life. His reputation as a novelist rests largely on four extraordinary books published from 1934 to 1940. These early novels, like those of his contemporaries Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, dramatize the longings and dashed hopes of a generation seduced and betrayed by the glittering temptations of the modern age.
Subject: Self-destructive behavior > Fiction.
Ethnic relations > Fiction.
Suicide victims > Fiction.
Married people > Fiction.
Young men > Fiction.
Young women > Fiction.
Poor women > Fiction.
Mistresses > Fiction.
Epistolary fiction, American.
Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.) > Illinois > Chicago > Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > Fiction.
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) > Fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
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