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Ess These memorable characters and their vital stories add up to a large scale social chronicle of America in what is perhaps the most ambitious work of O’Hara’s career “The range of O’Hara’s knowledge of how Americans live was incomparably greater. I never thought I would finish this book written in the year I was born and a bestseller Unfortunately I can only use one reuirement for my challenge so I will have to find another 600 page book It is hard for me to believe that people back in 1949 weren t shocked by reading a story about a woman with uite the sexual appetite as has Grace Tate Grace is from a wealthy and founding father s family from Fort Penn Harrisburg Pennsylvania The story takes around the turn of the century to 1920 Through her story John O Hara introduces us to a grand view of a slice of Americana the rich and the poor tradesmen and bankers the original Pennsylvanians English and German and the immigrants the rich and the social climbers Characters die from polio influenza car accidents Others almost die from pneumonia Men freuent brothels Great detail is given to the political machinations of running for mayor Underneath this panorama O Hara asks why can men have mistresses and women must subdue sexual feelings Why is it only men who can do the chasingWhat happens to a woman when she outsteps her role

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A Rage to Live Modern Library Classics

Than that of any other ction writer of his time” judged The New Yorker “One would have to go back to Frank Norris Stephen Crane and Theodore Dreiser to nd a novelist who had even the intention of acuiring knowledge on the scale that O’Hara acuired it?. His Appointment in Samarra is just wonderful and he s credited with being one of the great short story writers of the 20th century but O Hara is simply dreadful here I was astonished at how dull it is There s something dispiriting about an obviously talented writer writing badly O Hara thought of A Rage to Live as his magnum opus a grand social novel but his envy and resentment towards the upper crust Pennsylvanians among whom he grew up leads to something like fetishism here O Hara cannot help but tell us every item on the menu at a society wedding itemize every gift tell us where it was purchased and at what cost go into a lengthy analysis of how one s service at the local barber shop is determined by which country club one belongs to and whyI could go on and on One keeps hoping O Hara s incessant chronicling and categorizing of the banal will blossom into a story but by page 255 to be exact I gave up Oh dear what a very bad book

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A momentous bestseller when it was first published in 1949 John O’Hara’s sprawling novel A Rage to Live offers up a gorgeous pageant of idealists and libertines tradesmen and crusaders men of violence and goodwill and women of fierce strength and tendern. Interesting period piece information 700 pages Whew The title A Rage to Live gave me the impression it would be intense Instead its kind of like a PG 13 Philadelphia Story Not normally my type of book but interesting writing style Sometimes the author would spend 2 pages describing each and every person say invited to a party whether or not they were characters later in the book it would go on and on and on often making me want to skip to the end of the page But then something major happens a main character dies and it s like the author lost steam and such an important event begins and ends in the same paragraph bringing me back to try to focus on EVERY paragraph so I don t miss a major plot turn It was odd having every single food item from a buffet listed in great detail pages where you could almost taste the dishes then the suffering of someone dying is done and gone with before you know it and you don t have a chance to feel it I felt I knew the buffet dinner than I knew the dying mans pain A good book to read when you re sick in bed and need something you can pick up and read Easy to put down and easy to pick up


10 thoughts on “A Rage to Live Modern Library Classics

  1. says:

    To my mind I am beginning to seriously consider the notion that John O'Hara is the American mid 20th century euivalent to Britain's Anthony Trollope of the 19th century O'Hara was a prolific writer of short stories novella

  2. says:

    Interesting period piece information 700 pages Whew The title A Rage to Live gave me the impression it would be intense Instead its kind of like a PG 13 Philadelphia Story Not normally my type of book but interesting writing style Sometimes the author would spend 2 pages describing each and every person say in

  3. says:

    Ah such excruciating detail on the small town elite of imagined Fort Allen PA O'Hara deserves credit for this detailed setting and I was surprised for the matter of fact and fairly explicit sex scenes of an early 6

  4. says:

    It's O'Hara post Appointment in Samarra'' When he's good he's very very good and when he's bad he's awful This one is a little bit of both could have stood trimming by a hundred pages or two but I still far prefe

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  6. says:

    I never thought I would finish this book written in the year I was born and a bestseller Unfortunately I can only use one reuirement for my challenge so I will have to find another 600 page book It is hard for me to believe that people back in 1949 weren't shocked by reading a story about a woman with uite the sexual appetite as has Grace Tate Grace is from a wealthy and founding father's family from Fort Penn Harrisburg Pennsyl

  7. says:

    This book has been on my To Be Read list for decades and I finally got to it I really enjoyed it and I think it is an excellent slice of life novel from the early 20th century It is set in the fictional town of Fort Penn a thinly disguised Harrisburg the capital of Pennsylvania which is very close to where I live Many places and things were r

  8. says:

    His Appointment in Samarra is just wonderful and he's credited with being one of the great short story writers of the 20th century but O'Hara is simply dreadful here I was astonished at how dull it is There's something dispiriting about an obviously talented writer writing badly O'Hara thought of A Rage to Live as his magnum opus a grand social novel but his envy and resentment towards the upper crust Pennsylva

  9. says:

    The saga of Grace Caldwell a socialite from a time when that meant setting standards of behavior rather than panty flashes falling out of a limo Ostensibly she isn't terribly likable but there is something irresistible about her unapologetic masculine behavior which displays the double standards and hypocrisy of the time

  10. says:

    Loving this book only 150 pages in It's reminding me a lot of East of Eden in the complicated stories of a few d

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