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: 3.80 · 12,805 ratings · 889 reviews · 68 distinct works · Similar authors
Appointment in Samarra
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 8,571 ratings — published 1934 — 45 editions
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BUtterfield 8
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 1,269 ratings — published 1934 — 25 editions
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From the Terrace
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 274 ratings — published 1958 — 6 editions
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Ten North Frederick
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 298 ratings — published 1955 — 9 editions
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A Rage to Live
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 182 ratings — published 1949 — 9 editions
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Selected Short Stories
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 143 ratings — published 1956 — 5 editions
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Sermons and Soda-Water
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 116 ratings — published 1960 — 2 editions
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Collected Stories of John O...
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 1984 — 5 editions
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Gibbsville, PA: The Classic...
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4.58 of 5 stars 4.58 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 1992 — 4 editions
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Pal Joey
3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 88 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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