This is a Very Large and Very Nice John O'Hara hardcover book. It is in Very Good++ condition with a Very Good+ jacket. 1st edition, c1992. This attractive book has a very bright & very clean cover with Very Good Edges and spine ends. It is a solid and square book. The pages are very tight & bright. A few pages toward the back have a crease line near the outer edge. There is a short inscription on the free page. The jacket, with price is also in Very Nice condition with very good edges. The spine is very bright, but looks a little sunned. 864 pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The author of Butterfield Eight faithfully and sympathetically portrays the people--miners, shopkeepers, bartenders, collegians, and country club members--of the coal region of his hometown in the five novels and more than fifty short stories collected here.
From Library Journal:
Like Thomas Hardy, who created his fictional Wessex out of his native Dorset, and William Faulkner, who used Lafayette County, Mississippi, as the basis for his imaginary Yoknapatawpha County, O'Hara transformed his hometown of Pottsville, Pennsylvania, and its surrounding anthracite coal region into one of literature's great fictional landscapes. Setting five novels and more than 50 stories in what he called his "Pennsylvania Protectorate," O'Hara recorded with great honesty the lives of Gibbsville's inhabitants--from Polish coal miners and Irish Catholic shopkeepers to the Protestant country club set. Editor Bruccoli, who championed O'Hara as one of America's great short writers in his biography The O'Hara Concern ( LJ 9/15/75), has gathered into one volume 55 Gibbsville stories written over a 30-year span. Included are some of O'Hara's most famous tales, including "The Doctor's Son," "Imagine Kissing Pete," and "The Bucket of Blood." Since many of these stories are drawn from previous collections, libraries already owning such anthologies as The Collected Stories of John O'Hara ( LJ 4/15/85) might want to consider this an optional purchase. Otherwise, this is an excellent introduction to a writer who has been unjustly ignored.
- Wilda Williams, "Library Journal"
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Title: Jojn O'Hara, Gibbsville, Pa The Classic ...
Publisher: Carroll & Graf
Publication Date: 1992
Book Condition: Very Good++
Edition: 1st Edition.
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