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Description - Appointment in Samarra by John O'Hara

"Appointment in Samarra" is a fast-paced, blackly comic depiction of the rapid decline and fall of Julian English. English is part of the social elite of his 1930s American hometown but from the moment he impetuously throws a cocktail in the face of one of his powerful business associates his life begins to spiral out of control - taking his loving but troubled marriage with it.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099518327
ISBN-10: 0099518325
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 130mm x 17mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John O'Hara

John O'Hara was born in Pennsylvania on 31 January 1905. His first novel, Appointment in Samarra (1934), won him instant acclaim, and quickly came to be regarded as one of the most prominent writers in America. He won the National Book Award for his novel Ten North Frederick and had more stories published in the New Yorker than anyone in the history of the magazine. His fourteen novels include A Rage to Live, Pal Joey, BUtterfield 8 and From the Terrace. John O'Hara died on 11 April 1970.

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