John O'Hara





John O'Hara

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born
in Pottsville, Pennsylvania,, The United States
January 31, 1905

died
April 11, 1970

gender
male

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John Henry O'Hara was an American writer born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. He initially became known for his short stories and later became a best-selling novelist whose works include Appointment in Samarra and BUtterfield 8. He was particularly known for an uncannily accurate ear for dialogue. O'Hara was a keen observer of social status and class differences, and wrote frequently about the socially ambitious.
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Average rating: 3.79 · 12,419 ratings · 865 reviews · 67 distinct works · Similar authors
Appointment in Samarra
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 8,328 ratings — published 1934 — 43 editions
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BUtterfield 8
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 1,239 ratings — published 1934 — 24 editions
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From the Terrace
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 268 ratings — published 1958 — 6 editions
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Ten North Frederick
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 287 ratings — published 1955 — 8 editions
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A Rage to Live
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 179 ratings — published 1949 — 9 editions
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Selected Short Stories
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 141 ratings — published 1956 — 5 editions
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Sermons and Soda-Water
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 113 ratings — published 1960 — 2 editions
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Collected Stories of John O...
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 75 ratings — published 1984 — 5 editions
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Gibbsville, PA: The Classic...
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4.61 of 5 stars 4.61 avg rating — 71 ratings — published 1992 — 4 editions
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Pal Joey
3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 86 ratings — published 1940 — 4 editions
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“I have work to do, and I am afraid not to do it.”
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“They say great themes make great novels.. but what these young writers don't understand is that there is no greater theme than men and women.”
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