Appointment in Samarra is a fast-paced, blackly comic depiction of the rapid decline and fall of Julian English.
English is part of the social elite of his 1930s American hometown but from the moment he impetuously throws a cocktail in the face of one of his powerful business associates his life begins to spiral out of control - taking his loving but troubled marriage with it. A master of American realism, this was John O'Hara's first novel and proved a huge bestseller on its publication.
Time magazine has since picked Appointment in Samarra as one of their top 100 modern novels, and its many fans include, John Updike, Dorothy Parker, Gore Vidal and Ernest Hemingway.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 01/04/2008
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099518327