Up in the Old Hotel and Other Stories

Up in the Old Hotel and Other Stories

by Joseph Mitchell
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Up in the Old Hotel and Other Stories by Joseph Mitchell

Saloon-keepers and street preachers, gypsies and steel-walking Mohawks, a bearded lady and a 93-year-old “seafoodetarian” who believes his specialized diet will keep him alive for another two decades. These are among the people that Joseph Mitchell immortalized in his reportage for The New Yorker and in four books—McSorley's Wonderful Saloon, Old Mr. Flood, The Bottom of the Harbor, and Joe Gould's Secret—that are still renowned for their precise, respectful observation, their graveyard humor, and their offhand perfection of style.

These masterpieces (along with several previously uncollected stories) are available in one volume, which presents an indelible collective portrait of an unsuspected New York and its odder citizens—as depicted by one of the great writers of this or any other time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679746317
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/28/1993
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 736
Sales rank: 328,029
Product dimensions: 5.18(w) x 7.98(h) x 1.25(d)

About the Author

Joseph Mitchell was born near Iona, North Carolina, in 1908, and came to New York City in 1929, when he was twenty-one years old. He eventually found a job as an apprentice crime reporter for The World. He also worked as a reporter and features writer at The Herald Tribune and The World-Telegram before landing at The New Yorker in 1938, where he remained until his death in 1996.

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Up in the Old Hotel and Other Stories 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a collection of short stories that captures the essence of life in New York City's Bowery. It speaks volumes about life's intruging charaters and the people you pass on the street. A must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my all-time favorite books. Time for a re-read.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
A truly enchanting book written by a great author for the New Yorker magazine. If you like O. Henry and stories concerning the underlife that makes New York unique, you'll lve this work.