Richard Jessup





Richard Jessup


Born
in Savannah, Georgia, The United States
January 02, 1925

Died
October 22, 1982

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Also wrote under the name Richard Telfair

Richard Jessup was a prolific American author and screenwriter.

Average rating: 3.87 · 179 ratings · 9 reviews · 26 distinct works · Similar authors
The Cincinnati Kid: A Novel

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Threat

3.65 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1981 — 4 editions
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Chuka - Empty-Grave Vanilla...

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Comanche Vengeance

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Chuka

3.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1966 — 3 editions
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Foxway

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings
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The Cincinnati Kid

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Sailor: A Novel of the Sea

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Cincinnati Kid

2.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1973 — 2 editions
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The Hot Blue Sea

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More books by Richard Jessup…
“A hot city, slaked out on the banks of the Mississippi, with too much of its muscle showing to be a dignified city.”
Richard Jessup, The Cincinnati Kid: A Novel

“A breath of air caught the bottom of the shade, brushed it, and a streak of golden sunlight flashed instantly into the room. Then, as quickly, the air sucked the shade back into position and it was dark again.”
Richard Jessup, The Cincinnati Kid: A Novel

“I knowed Lancey from back yonder. I see him to Nig's in Memphis and down to Yeller's in Noorlins, back yonder when they was shunting booze into the country. Him. Sheet! Nothing but a comer like you, Kid, only he liked wimmen too. Always got to feel a leg, that's the kind he is. Oooeeeh! That sonsabitch is cold. I seen him gut a feller with a furth card and rattle him s'bad, the feller quit and got up and pissed red in the john and went square. They ain't but one way to ferk with the kind of man Lancey Hodges is...”
Richard Jessup, The Cincinnati Kid: A Novel

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