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This is not a facsimile edition, the entire book has been retypeset and designed. Samples of the title page and the first page of Chapter 1 are below:. Tully does not pull his punches. The novel is crammed with incident and penetrating word pictures. It is not a story for the squeamish. Upon initial printing of this book in , copies were seized from the publisher and destroyed by police based on allegations that the material was obscene and blasphemous.
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It is unknown how many copies survived. This is the first printing since that time. Samples of the title page and the first page of Chapter 1 are below: Copy from the back cover: His father was a drinking Irish ditch-digger, who was unable to support his family, so Jim spent some 6 years of his childhood in an orphanage. Life started hard for Tully and remained so for many years. In the end he possessed an interesting resume: His work was much appreciated by his peers and contemporaries including H.
Mencken , who credit Tully with breaking ground on a new style of writing featuring mainly tough people and hard times think Steinbeck and Hemingway , but not always admired by the critics and censors.
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While the subject material might even today be considered sensitive for some, in Tully's day it was daring. Tully is an accomplished writer and this subject is about interesting people and events: I found the book very entertaining and just ordered Tully's book on boxing The Bruiser.
One person found this helpful. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Jim Tully wrote in a terse style about an era long gone. It is an easy read and sketches American society when a lot of folks were poor and did what they could to get by since oppportunities the formal economy were limited and social safety nets were non-existent.
The plot is a nineteenth century meledrama with many of the usual plot twists but without a happy ending. This one is a bit more contrived and indicates why Tully peaked and basically disappeared in mainstream literature, but it provides an interesting window into American life and literature of a bygone era. A fairly interesting study of the social life of prostitutes in a bordello during the depression years, but not up the quality of Tully's other novels.
One person found this helpful 2 people found this helpful. Read like watching a boring chick flick. One of those books you hope would hurry up an end. Thank God it did. This book took me a long time to read because it read more as an accounting of occurrences and stories that were quite boring.
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I loved this book. As soon as I finished it I ordered 2 more Jim Tully books.
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