By (author) Walter S. Tevis
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Hustler by Walter S. Tevis
Book DescriptionWhen it was first published in 1959, The Hustler was the firstand the bestnovel written about billiards in the 400-year history of the game. The book quickly won a respected readership and later an audience for the movie with the same name starring Paul Newman and Jackie Gleason. The Hustler is about the victories and losses of one "Fast" Eddie Felson, a poolroom hustler who travels from town to town conning strangers into thinking they could beat him at the game when in fact, he is a skillful player who has never lost a game. Until he meets his match in Minnesota Fats, the true king of the poolroom, causing his life to change drastically. This is a classic tale of a man's struggle with his soul and his self-esteem. "If Hemingway had the passion for pool that he had for bullfighting, his hero might have been Eddie Felson. "Time "A wonderful hymn to the last true era when men of substance played pool with a vengeance. "Time Out
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781560254737
(210mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Avalon Travel Publishing
Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing
Publish Date: 10-Dec-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Walter S. Tevis
Mockingbird, Paperback (June 2007)
Walter Tevis is the acclaimed author of The Hustler and The Man Who Fell to Earth, both memorably filmed
Color of Money, Paperback (April 2003)» View all books by Walter S. Tevis
After 20 years of hibernation, former pool champion "Fast" Eddie Felson is now ready to regain the skills needed to compete in a world of pool that has changed dramatically since he left it behind. "The Color of Money" is the source of the 1986 film starring Paul Newman in the role he had originated in "The Hustler."
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Author Biography - Walter S. Tevis
Walter Tevis (1928-1984) published The Color of Money, a sequel to The Hustler that was also made into a motion picture, and Mockingbird, which was nominated for a Nebula Best Novel award.
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