Dig Through Our Books

Title
Author
Keyword
Advanced Search
 
 
Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card


 




Bookmark and Share




 
Browse By Category

View Other Categories
 
 
 
Room at the Top, Braine, John
Stock Image -May Not Reflect Actual Item

Author Name    Braine, John

Title   Room at the Top

Binding   PAPERBACK

Book Condition   Very Good

Publisher    Valancourt Books

ISBN Number    1939140331 / 9781939140333

Seller ID   SKU9143363

1939140331 Very Good. Light wear to covers/corners. Trade paperback binding. Support Last Word Books & Press and independent booksellers.

Stock Description, May Not Reflect Item

"Remember the name John Braine. You'll be hearing quite a lot about him. Room at the Top is his first novel and it is a remarkable one . . . it's a long time since we heard the hunger of youth really snarling and it's a good sound to hear again." - "Sunday Times"
"The most discussed, debated and lauded first novel of the year." - "New York Times"
"This novel is brilliant . . . The observation is shrewd and the emotion and the comedy are so true it hurts." - "Daily Express"
Brought up amid squalor and poverty in a dead, ugly small town, young Joe Lampton has one ambition: to escape the anonymous, defeated crowd of "zombies" and make it to the top. Everything seems to be going according to plan when he moves to a new city, finds a good job and new friends, and inspires the love of a pretty girl with a rich father. Only one thing holds him back: his passionate affair with an older married woman. Forced to choose between true love and his ruthless pursuit of wealth and success, Joe will have to make a terrible decision, with violent and tragic consequences.
"Room at the Top" (1957), the first novel by John Braine (1922-1986), earned widespread critical acclaim and was a runaway bestseller in England and America, running into dozens of printings and spawning a sequel and an Oscar-winning film adaptation. Still explosive more than half a century later, Braine's classic of the "Angry Young Men" movement returns to print in this edition, which features a new introduction by Janine Utell and the original jacket art by John Minton.

Price = 9.00 USD


Related items brought to you by the miracles of modern technology:
Pontoon: an anthology of Washington State poets Number Nine
7.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

The Cat in Photography, Eauclaire, Sally
The Cat in Photography
Eauclaire, Sally
10.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

The Zen of Magic Squares, Circles, and Stars: An Exhibition of Surprising Structures across Dimensions
Pickover, Clifford A.
20.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

The Year in Bloom: Gardening for All Seasons in the Pacific Northwest, Lovejoy, Ann
The Year in Bloom: Gardening for All Seasons in the Pacific Northwest
Lovejoy, Ann
9.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

The Road (Movie Tie-in Edition 2009) (Vintage International), McCarthy, Cormac
The Road (Movie Tie-in Edition 2009) (Vintage International)
McCarthy, Cormac
20.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Cosmos, Creator and Human Destiny: Answering Darwin, Dawkins, and the New Atheists, Hunt, Dave
Cosmos, Creator and Human Destiny: Answering Darwin, Dawkins, and the New Atheists
Hunt, Dave
12.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Black Betty
Mosley, Walter
8.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Farewell to Manzanar: A True Story of Japanese American Experience During and  After the World War II Internment, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston; James D. Houston
Farewell to Manzanar: A True Story of Japanese American Experience During and After the World War II Internment
Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston; James D. Houston
4.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Signet Classics)
Jacobs, Harriet
4.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Gather Together in My Name, Angelou, Maya
Gather Together in My Name
Angelou, Maya
4.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien
The Silmarillion
J.R.R. Tolkien
5.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

The Diary of a Madman and Other Stories, Gogol, Nikolai
The Diary of a Madman and Other Stories
Gogol, Nikolai
4.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to lastwordbooks@gmail.com
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie