Butterfield 8

Butterfield 8

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One Sunday morning, Gloria wakes up in a stranger's apartment with nothing but a torn evening dress, stockings, and panties. When she steals a fur coat from the wardrobe to wear home, she unleashes a series of events that can only end in tragedy. Inspired by true events, this novel caused a sensation on its publication for its frank depiction of the relationship between a wild and beautiful young woman and a respectable, married man.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2013, c1962
ISBN: 9780143107088
0143107089
Branch Call Number: FIC O'Hara
Characteristics: xiii, 236 p. --
Alternative Title: Butterfield eight

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MeOwnEyes
Mar 04, 2017

Well written novel moves among many players in NY around the great depression. Many elite, some just weathering the circumstances. Since her adolescence, men have had an alluring attraction to Gloria, she in return has developed a street smart essence of her desires. Time is spent, & well described, in the many speakeasy clubs of the time. Relic, small, hard covered book that has endured it's time well @ SPL.

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lukasevansherman
Jan 11, 2014

I'm not sure what happened to the reputation/status of John O'Hara (1904-1970). His first novel, "Appointment in Samara" is on Modern Library's 100 best novels of the 20th century, his books "BUtterfield 8" and "Pal Joey" were turned into successful films and he holds the record for published stories in The New Yorker. Yet he's somewhat neglected now, which is a shame, as his writing is angry, alive and astute, resembling a more working class Fitzgerald or a better Updike. His second novel deals with adultery, drinking and general unhappiness during the depression and was made into a movie with Liz Taylor. "O"Hara understood better than any other American writer how class can both reveal and shape character."-from the introduction by Fran Lebowitz

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lukasevansherman
Jan 11, 2014

I'm not sure what happened to the reputation/status of John O'Hara (1904-1970). His first novel, "Appointment in Samara" is on Modern Library's 100 best novels of the 20th century, his books "BUtterfield 8" and "Pal Joey" were turned into successful films and he holds the record for published stories in The New Yorker. Yet he's somewhat neglected now, which is a shame, as his writing is angry, alive and astute, resembling a more working class Fitzgerald or a better Updike. His second novel deals with adultery, drinking and general unhappiness during the depression and was made into a movie with Liz Taylor.
"O"Hara understood better than any other American writer how class can both reveal and shape character."-from the introduction by Fran Lebowitz

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