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THE GOOD OLD STUFF.

MacDonald, John D.

ISBN 10: 0060150386 / ISBN 13: 9780060150389
Published by HARPER & ROW. NY 1982, 1982
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Near fine in a fine dj. (A few tiny spots of foxing on top edge) Stories from the author's days writing for the pulps. Bookseller Inventory # 8293

Bibliographic Details

Title: THE GOOD OLD STUFF.

Publisher: HARPER & ROW. NY 1982

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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This collection of short fiction, written by a master mystery writer at the beginning of his career, will delight readers with its early examples of a superb storytelling skill and with its assembly of Travis McGee prototypes

About the Author:

John D. MacDonald was born in Pennsylvania and married Dorothy Prentiss in 1937, graduating from Syracuse University the following year and receiving an MBA from Harvard in 1939. It was Dorothy who was responsible for the publication of his first work, when she submitted a short story that he had sent home while on military service. It was initially rejected by Esquire but went on to be published by Story magazine - and so began MacDonald's writing career. One of the best-loved and most successful of all the masters of hard-boiled crime and suspense, John D. Macdonald was producing brilliant fiction long after many of his contemporaries had been forgotten, and is still highly regarded today. The Executioners, possibly the best known of his non-series novels, was filmed as Cape Fear in 1962 and 1991, but many of the crime thrillers he produced between 1953 and 1964 are considered masterpieces, and he drew praise from such literary greats as Kurt Vonnegut and Stephen King, who declared him to be 'the great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller'. His novels are often set in his adopted home of Florida, including those featuring his famous series character Travis McGee, which appeared between 1964 and 1985. He served as president of the Mystery Writers of America and in 1972 was elected a Grand Master, an honour granted only to the greatest crime writers of their generation, including Ross MacDonald, John Le Carre and P. D. James. He won many awards throughout his long career, and was the only mystery writer ever to win the National Book Award, for The Green Ripper.

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