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Appointment in Samarra
1934 - O'HARA, John. Appointment in Samarra. New York: Harcourt, Brace, (1934). Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. $5500.First edition of O'Hara's first novel.John O'Hara's acclaimed first novel was "an instant success when it was published in 1934". tightly constructed and fast-paced, it detailed the three-day slide to self-destruction of a young man named Julian English". A meticulous craftsman," O'Hara was hailed as "˜one of the most underrated authors in America" by Bennett Cerf, who said that "O'Hara belongs right up there with William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway" (New York Times). With publisher's errata slip tipped in after title page, as called for. Bruccoli Clark I:285. Owner inscription.Book fine; some chipping, soiling to scarce, very good dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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