Gibbsville, Pa

Gibbsville, Pa

The Classic Stories

Book - 1992 | 1st Carroll & Graf ed., 1992
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This new edition of John O'Hara's greatest accomplishment -- his critically acclaimed Gibbsville stories, more than forty of them -- brings piercingly to life in all its social and sexual complexity what O'Hara called his "Pennsylvania Protectorate" (in reality, the coal region of his hometown, Pottsville, in Schuylkill County). Here are classics like "The Doctor's Son," "Imagine Kissing Pete," "Fatimas and Kisses," "The Cellar Domain," and "The Bucket of Blood." Here are the country club set, the miners in company towns, the shop-keepers, bartenders, barbers, collegians, doctors, and lawyers, who people a world as varied, vibrant, and complete as Faulkner's Yoknapatawphna County or Thomas Wolfe's Altamount. Here are four decades of the best work by one of America's most underrated writers -- "a formal innovator" who, says Charles McGrath of the New York Times Book Review, crafted the kind of story that "Hemingway typically gets credit for" and that "paved the way for Salinger, Cheever, Updike and even Carter." Book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc., c1992
Edition: 1st Carroll & Graf ed., 1992
ISBN: 9780881848991
0881848999
Branch Call Number: FIC Oh125gi
Characteristics: 864 p. ; 25 cm
Contents: The neighborhood (1965)
A good location (1965)
Afternoon waltz (1966)
Fatimas and kisses (1966)
Yostie (1966)
The general (1966)
The skeletons (1966)
The gunboat and madge (1967)
How old, how young (1967)
Barred (1967)
The gangster (1967)
The farmer (1968)
We'll have fun (1968)
All I've tried to be (19172)
The journey to Mount Clemens (1974)
The gentry (1974)
A man to be trusted (1974)
Tuesday's as good as any (1974)
Mary (1931)
It must have been spring (1934)
Dr. Wyeth's son (1934)
The doctor's son (1935)
Mrs. Whitman (1945)
The lady takes an interest (1947)
A family party (1956)
Imagine kissing Pete (1960)
the cellar domain (1961)
A case history (1961)
The pioneer hep-cat (1961)
Money (1962)
The bucket of blood (1962)
Winter dance (1962)
Claude Emerson, reporter (1962)
Jurge Dulrumple (1962)
The engineer (1962)
Pat Collins (1962)
Exterior: with figure (1963)
The man on the tractor (1963)
The locomobile (1963)
Zero (1963)
Eminent domain (1963)
The mayor (1963)
At the window (1964)
The hardware man (1964)
The victim (1964)
The house on the corner (1964)
Aunt Fran (1964)
All tied up (1964)
Christmas poem (1964)
Mrs. Allanson (1964)
What's the good of knowing (1964)
Clayton Bunter (1964)
The gambler (1965) (cont.)

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