Appointment in Samarra: a novel
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Chosen by Delia Ephron for the WSJ Book Club 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.
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
|Grouped Work ID||404cf8ce-c77a-83dc-37fe-324f9751c967|
|Full title||appointment in samarra|
|Last Update||2018-05-21 22:53:12PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-05-21 16:19:10PM|
|available_at_catalog||Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction|
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.
|format_catalog||Book, eAudiobook, eBook|
|format_category_catalog||Audio Books, Books, eBook|
|isbn||9780375719202, 9780394711928, 9780679601104, 9781101602959, 9781101975183|
|item_details||ils:CARL0000042635|35192042004204|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction O'Hara|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000043059|35192005901123|Main Library - Adult Fiction|Fiction O'Hara|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000212357|35192029799354|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction O'Hara|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, overdrive:342edc22-0ffc-44b9-b5d5-8d8d0625034c|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||, overdrive:9ed27fe4-3941-4d09-aff6-db4231a898f4|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,OverDrive Read,Kindle Book|Available Online|||||
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|publishDate||1934, 1953, 2003, 2013|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000042635|Book|Books||English|Modern Library||301 p. ; 19 cm., ils:CARL0000043059|Book|Books||English|Duell, Sloan and Pearce|[c1934]|301 p. 21 cm., ils:CARL0000212357|Book|Books|Vintage Books ed.|English|Vintage Books,|2003, c1934.|xvi, 251 p. ; 21 cm., overdrive:342edc22-0ffc-44b9-b5d5-8d8d0625034c|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group|2013|, overdrive:9ed27fe4-3941-4d09-aff6-db4231a898f4|eBook|eBook||English|Penguin Publishing Group|2013||
|scoping_details_catalog||ils:CARL0000042635|35192042004204|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000043059|35192005901123|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000212357|35192029799354|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, overdrive:342edc22-0ffc-44b9-b5d5-8d8d0625034c|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false||||, overdrive:9ed27fe4-3941-4d09-aff6-db4231a898f4|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false|||||
|subject_facet||Ethnic relations -- Fiction, Married people -- Fiction, Pennsylvania -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, Self-destructive behavior -- Fiction, Suicide victims -- Fiction, Young men -- Fiction|
|title_display||Appointment in Samarra : a novel|
|title_full||Appointment in Samarra, Appointment in Samarra : a novel / John O'Hara ; with an introduction by John Updike, Appointment in Samarra, a novel O'Hara, John, 1905-1970., Appointment in Samarra; with a new foreword by the author|
|title_short||Appointment in Samarra :|
|topic_facet||Classic Literature, Ethnic relations, Fiction, Literature, Married people, Psychological fiction, Self-destructive behavior, Suicide victims, Young men|