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From the terrace : a novel by John O'Hara

From the terrace : a novel (original 1958; edition 1958)

by John O'Hara

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Title:From the terrace : a novel
Authors:John O'Hara
Info:New York : Bantam, [1969, c1958]
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From the Terrace by John O'Hara (1958)



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From the Terrace by John O'Hara; (4*)

I loved From the Terrace. I could not put it down and it applies to today even though it really gets going in the twenties. It is not just about the power of money, but also about the power of love and how so many of us just do not really know what it is. His writing is magnificent. I have read so many of his great books: Appointment in Samarra; Ten North Frederick; Rage to Live. O’Hara is a master and I have always envied him his genius as I suppose a great many writers have as well.
However, I think that as good as O'Hara's novels are, he was even a better short story writer. ( )
  rainpebble | Aug 18, 2016 |
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There are alive today hundreds of men who saw Samuel Eaton, who accepted wages from him, envied him, hated him, laughed at him behind his back, worked hard for him, cheated him, and never addressed him except as Mr. Eaton or Mr. Samuel.
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An uncommonly good novel . . . a considerable achievement - Saturday Review With over three million copies sold, O'Hara's great novel of America in the first half of the century was made into an acclaimed film starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. It richly chronicles one man's rise to wealth, power, and prominence - and the haunting sense of failure at his heart. "More than any other American novelist, O'Hara has both reflected his times and captured the uniquely individual" - Los Angeles Times

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