The New York Stories

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The New York Stories by John O'Hara

Collected for the first time, the New York stories of John O'Hara, "among the greatest short story writers in English, or in any other language" (Brendan Gill, Here at The New Yorker)

Collected for the first time, here are the New York stories of one of the twentieth century’s definitive chroniclers of the city—the speakeasies and highballs, social climbers and cinema stars, mistresses and powerbrokers, unsparingly observed by a popular American master of realism. Spanning his four-decade career, these more than thirty refreshingly frank, sparely written stories are among John O’Hara’s finest work, exploring the materialist aspirations and sexual exploits of flawed, prodigally human characters and showcasing the snappy dialogue, telling details and ironic narrative twists that made him the most-published short story writer in the history of the New Yorker.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780698136250
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/27/2013
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 713,368
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

John O’Hara (1905–1970) was one of the most prominent American writers of the twentieth century. Championed by Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Dorothy Parker, he wrote seventeen novels, including Appointment in Samarra, his first, BUtterfield 8, which was made into a film starring Elizabeth Taylor, and Ten North Frederick, which won the National Book Award, and he had more stories published in the New Yorker than anyone in the history of the magazine. Born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, he lived for many years in New York and in Princeton, New Jersey, where he died.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
4 clans besides the lake, many seasons ago. <p> Desertstorm padded along the pebbily shore, sighing. It was the full moon, and all four clans were meeting at the island. Desertstorm, however, was not happy to go. He had grown tired with the clans. Their selfishness, and short sightedness. They still told stories about the Great Battle, even though it had happened moons ago. <p> Looking up, he saw his leader, Birchstar, flick her tail and start moving across the tree bridge. Even his leader was like them. She refused to listen to him, saying his ideas were treacherous and would not help Thunderclan. He jumped as something brushed him. "Move it!"snapped Stonefang. <p> "Sorry...." muttered Desertstorm, leaping up and grasping onto the tree bridge with his claws. He scotted quickly across, still worried he'd fall in like he had as an apprentice. Reaching the end, he raced into the clearing, stopping as a mass of scents reached him. Riverclan, Windclan, Shadowclan.... it seemed Thunderclan was last. Birchstar lept up with the other leaders and let out a yowl. "The gathering shall begin! Who shall speak first?" Whitestar of Shafowclan stept forward. "I shall," He said, dipping his head to Birchstar. "Leaf bare has been good to us. We had a slight problem with a fox, but our patrols taught it that our claws are sharper than its!" There was a few yowls of agreement from the Shadowclan cats below. <p> The other leaders made their reports, with nothing significant to report. As Birchstar stept up, Desertstorm stood up. "Birchstar, may I speak?"he called, clenching his claws. Birchstar looked startled then narrowed her eyes. "Well....." <p> Minnowstar of Windclan looked up. "Let him speak."her eyes glittered happily. Birchstar sighed, but dipped her head. <p> Desertstorm stood up, cleared his throat, and began to speak. "Cats of all clans! The time has come to help each other! We are all starving!" As he said that, Birchstar growled in fury. "We must help each other! Be as one clan!" Yowls of shock and defiance filled the air. "That is treacherous thinking!" Spat Whitestar. "Birchstar, if you-" birchstar cut him off. "I know. Desertstorm..... Deserstorm, that cannot be permitted, and you have been causing trouble! I hereby banish you from Thunderclan!" Gasps filled the air, but all Desertstorm did was nod. "So be it."he turned and stalked toward the tree branch, as the stars glittered coldly above.
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