Appointment in Samarra

Product Number: EB00388503
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101602959
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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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.

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Original Publish Date: Apr 30, 2013

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Narrator(s): Christian Camargo
Product Number C03008
Released: Nov 07, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490602288
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Narrator(s): Christian Camargo
Product Number Z100090438
Released: Feb 28, 2015
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Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9781101975183

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