Appointment in Samarra

By: O'Hara, John

Price: $1,400.00

Quantity: 1 available


Author’s Signature on half-title page with date and inscription. Housed in a custom clamshell box
First Edition, First Printing with notice tipped to dedication leaf.


John O’Hara’s first novel; No. 22 on the Modern Library's list of the best 100 novels of the 20th century and placed on Time Magazine's list of top 100 novels written in English since 1923.


O’Hara is particularly well-known for his uncanny ear for dialogue. Writer Fran Lebowitz called him "the real F. Scott Fitzgerald" and John Updike has likened him to Chekhov.


The novel is about the self-destruction, over a three-day period, of Julian English, once a member of the social elite of Gibbsville, O'Hara's fictionalized version of his native Pottsville, Pennsylvania. A nice copy 'married’ to an early Book Club Jacket. Handling noticeable, slight shelf lean, light shelf wear. Bindings tight, text clean. Publisher's black cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Dust Jacket minimal handling wear with a closed tear top spine in a protective Mylar sleeve. 8vo; [2, blank], [vi], 301, [3, blank] pages.
REF: Bruccoli A2.1.a; Allen 513.

Title: Appointment in Samarra

Author Name: O'Hara, John

Categories: Modern Children & Young Adult, Award Winning Books and Authors, Signed First Editions, National Book Award,

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company: 1934

Binding: Hardcover in Dust Jacket.

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good but 'Married"

Type: Book

Inscription: Author’s Signature on half-title page with date

lb: 3.00 lb

Seller ID: 009369