A Rage to Live by John O'Hara

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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 tenderness. 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.

Random House, 1949.
First edition. 590 pp.
Hardcover. Near fine in a very good jacket.
Jacket frayed along edges, price-clipped.