The Cincinnati Kid - Empty-Grave Tango Edition [NOOK Book]


We follow The Kid as he traverses Richard Jessup?s pithy text, calculating the odds of his life and preparing for the ultimate showdown with The Man. Then we switch gears and grip the armrests as The Kid is pummeled by Hollywood - and all its sexy, violent card tricks - in the complete text of the screenplay.

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We follow The Kid as he traverses Richard Jessup’s pithy text, calculating the odds of his life and preparing for the ultimate showdown with The Man. Then we switch gears and grip the armrests as The Kid is pummeled by Hollywood - and all its sexy, violent card tricks - in the complete text of the screenplay.

Using this Tango edition’s unique similarity reporting and comprehensive dialogue matching tools we can then track the transformation of published novel to produced screenplay.

The book contains a complete comparison of all the characters, plots, as well as other interesting observations. Dialogue that the screenplay writers took word-for-word from the book is highlighted and the corresponding novel page numbers are noted. (The eBook release contains reciprocal dialogue linking as well as two complete versions of the book - one with the dialogue similarities marked and the other with no markings or links for pleasure reading.)

The parsed data in this book is a valuable tool for educators, students, novel authors, screenplay writers, readers interested in adaptations, and readers looking to dig into literature in a new and unique way.


Written as Richard Jessup

1954 – The Cunning and the Haunted (The Young Don’t Cry)
1955 – A Rage to Die
1956 – Cry Passion
1957 – Cheyenne Saturday
1957 – Comanche Vengeance
1958 – Long Ride West
1958 – Lowdown
1958 – Texas Outlaw
1959 – The Deadly Duo
1959 – The Man in Charge
1960 – Sabadilla
1960 – Night Boat to Paris
1961 – Chuka
1961 – Port Angelique
1961 – Wolf Cop
1963 – The Cincinnati Kid
1967 – The Recreation Hall
1969 – Sailor
1970 – A Quiet Voyage Home
1971 – Foxway
1974 – The Hot Blue Sea
1981 – Threat

Written as Richard Telfair

1958 – Day of the Gun
1958 – Wyoming Jones
1959 – The Bloody Medallion
1959 – The Corpse that Talked
1959 – The Secret of Apache Canyon
1959 – Wyoming Jones for Hire
1960 – Scream Bloody Murder
1960 – Sundance
1961 – Good Luck, Sucker
1961 –The Slavers
1962 – Target for Tonight

Film Adaptations

1957 – The Young Don’t Cry
1962 – Deadly Duo
1965 – The Cincinnati Kid
1967 - Chuka
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013206274
  • Publisher: Empty-Grave Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/10/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 289
  • File size: 975 KB

Meet the Author

Richard Jessup (01/01/1925 – 10/27/1982) was born in Savannah, Georgia and died in Nokomis, Florida. He lived in and out of orphanages until age sixteen – when he ran away to join the United States Merchant Marine. In eleven years of seamanship, he claimed he read a book a day and learned to write by typing out the complete text of War and Peace and editing out the errors – he subsequently threw the edited work in the ocean. Jessup was married to Vera in 1944 and had a daughter named Marina. He left the Merchant Marine in 1948 to become a fulltime author. He was at the typewriter ten hours a day.

Jessup’s obituary claims he wrote over sixty novels (only confirmed a bibliography of thirty-four). His first novel, The Cunning and the Haunted, was published in 1954 and filmed as The Young Don’t Cry in 1957. Three other novels were also adapted to film – The Deadly Duo, Chuka, and The Cincinnati Kid. He sold the movie rights to the 1971 novel Foxway but it was never filmed. Jessup published eleven novels – primarily westerns and spy thrillers – as Richard Telfair. His last novel, Threat, was published in 1981.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2012

    Highly recommended! First I read the book then watched the movie

    Highly recommended! First I read the book then watched the movie. The movie is good but the book even better. Facinating page turner from a different era.

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    Posted August 11, 2011

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