In one volume, four novels by "the real Fitzgerald"- scintillating, sexually frank tales of the desperate pursuit of pleasure and status in Jazz Age America
John O'Hara (1905-1970) was born and raised in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, a small city that became the setting for many of his novels and stories. As a young man he moved to New York City, where he began a long, fruitful, and often contentious relationship with The New Yorker, publishing more stories there than any other writer. His many novels include Appointment in Samarra (1934), Butterfield 8 (1935), and Ten North Frederick (1955); Pal Joey (1940) was adapted into a successful and often revived musical.
"O'Hara wrote about surfaces to understand people, and he certainly understood people, writing about social class more directly and more vividly than almost anyone. He deserves his spot in the modernist pantheon." --Tyler Malone, Lit Hub