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eBook Romance in the Roaring Forties and Other Stories ePub

by Damon Runyon

  • ISBN: 0688061486
  • Category: United States
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Damon Runyon
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Beech Tree Books (January 1, 1986)
  • ePub book: 1400 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1481 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 162

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The title story is one of Runyon's best and involves a romantic triangle between a gangster named Dave the Dude, a ROMANCE IN THE ROARING FORTIES and THE BLOODHOUNDS OF BROADWAY were both published by William Marrow and Company in the 1980's.

The title story is one of Runyon's best and involves a romantic triangle between a gangster named Dave the Dude, a ROMANCE IN THE ROARING FORTIES and THE BLOODHOUNDS OF BROADWAY were both published by William Marrow and Company in the 1980's. Each has twenty of Damon Runyon's "Broadway stories" that chronicle life in the New York City underworld during the 1920's, 30's, and 40's.

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Published 1985 by Beech Tree Books in New York. Social life and customs, Short stories, Fiction, Protected DAISY, In library. Broadway (New York, .

Damon Runyon was born Alfred Damon Runyan to Alfred Lee and Elizabeth (Damon) Runyan. Romance in the Roaring Forties and other stories (1986). His relatives in his birthplace of Manhattan, Kansas included several newspapermen. In 1882 Runyon's father was forced to sell his newspaper, and the family moved westward. The family eventually settled in Pueblo, Colorado in 1887, where Runyon spent the rest of his youth.

Romance in the Roaring Forties: And Other Stories. The print in GUY AND DOLLS is smaller, but not noticeably so. The print in FROM FIRST TO LAST is smaller still, but it's easily readable for normal eye-sight. The print in this book is TINY. I have perfect near-vision and I can read it only in strong light.

Romance in the Roaring Forties. Damon Runyon (1884-1946) was a correspondent for the Hearst chain of papers in New York City. He complemented his journalism with plays, short stories, and poetry, and became one of the most recognizable voices of the Depression era. Pete Hamill has written many bestselling books and won the Damon Runyon Award from the Denver Press Club. He is a Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at New York University. Daniel R. Schwarz is the Frederic J. Whiton Professor of English and the Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow at Cornell University.

Not your typical romance stories. com User, May 16, 2000

Not your typical romance stories.

Title: Damon Runyon Omnibus Author: Damon Runyon A Project . Comprising all of the stories from: More than Somewhat.

Title: Damon Runyon Omnibus Author: Damon Runyon A Project Gutenberg Australia eBook eBook N. 1100651h. This eBook was produced by: Jon Jermey. Breach of Promise Romance in the Roaring Forties Dream Street Rose The Old Doll's House Blood Pressure The Bloodhounds of Broadway Tobias the Terrible The Snatching of Bookie Bob The Lily of St. Pierre Hold 'em, Yale! Earthquake 'Gentlemen, the King!' A Nice Price Broadway Financier The Brain Goes Home.

The scores of colorful individuals provide keen insight into the Broadway character, which Runyon delighted in portraying. Clark's introduction from an earlier Runyon collection, Bloodhounds of Broadway and Other Stories, is reprinted here. Thomas L. Kilpatrick, Southern Illinois Univ.

Available for the first time in decades, this collection of stories by the renowned author includes "Little Miss Marker," "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown," and "Butch Minds the Baby"

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ROMANCE IN THE ROARING FORTIES and THE BLOODHOUNDS OF BROADWAY were both published by William Marrow and Company in the 1980's. Each has twenty of Damon Runyon's "Broadway stories" that chronicle life in the New York City underworld during the 1920's, 30's, and 40's. They are quality publications and you can buy good condition used copies for under $5. I got this one on ThriftBooks.

The title story is one of Runyon's best and involves a romantic triangle between a gangster named Dave the Dude, a showgirl named Miss Billy Perry, and newspaper columnist named Waldo Winchester. Waldo Winchester was a spoof of Runyon's good friend and fellow Broadway reporter Walter Winchell. Billy Perry is employed by Miss Missouri Martin of the Sixteen Hundred Club. "Miss Mizzoo" was a take-off on flamboyant club owner Texas Guinan, famed for greeting her guests with "Hello, sucker." Obviously Runyon like to give his friends a boast and I suppose they appreciated the publicity. Things look dicey for a while, but it ends with not one, but two happy couples. How long they stay happy is another matter.

The large collection FURTHERMORE (which I can't find in print or e-book) contains nine of these stories: "Butch Minds the Baby" (one of my favorites) "Little Miss Marker" (made into a Shirley Temple movie) "Baseball Hattie" "All Horse Players Die Broke" "That Ever-Loving Wife of Hymie's" "The Hottest Guy in the World" "For a Pal" "Bred for Battle" and "Princess O'Hara."

MORE THAN SOMEWHAT (now a Kindle e-book) has the title story and also "The Snatching Of Bookie Bob" "Hold 'Em, Yale" "Dream Street Rose" "Earthquake" and "The Old Doll's House."

GUYS AND DOLLS contains "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown" "Johnny One-Eye" "The Melancholy Dane" and "A Story Goes With It"

"Money From Home" is one I've never found in any other collection. Most of Runyon's stories are ten to twenty pages long, but "Money" is fifty pages - almost a novella. It's a riotous farce that pulls Runyon's unnamed narrator into some wild shenanigans at a Maryland Country Club and steeple chase track. And that brings me to a delicate matter. Runyon's stories are never mean, but he used the language of his rough characters and that includes some racist terms that would be unacceptable now. In fact, Amazon won't even let me whisper them into your ear. So be warned and let's all be happy that the expression "stove lid" has been eradicated from the American vocabulary. I think.

Since this book and BLOODHOUNDS were published at the same time by the same publisher, the two books contain no duplicate stories. It's not the complete collection, but if you can only get two Runyon books, these two would be my picks.
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Runyon's stories are fun and sometimes sad. They carry me into the life of those times well, if sometimes unrealistically.