BUtterfield 8

BUtterfield 8


Read by: Gretchen Mol
Introduction by:

Format
Audiobook Download
Price
$17.50
 
Additional Formats
  • Audiobook Download
  • ISBN 9780698154179
  • 487 Minutes (Verify)
  • Penguin Audio
  • Adult

Overview

The bestselling novel that became an Oscar-winning film starring Elizabeth Taylor about New York’s speakeasy generation

A masterpiece of American fiction and a bestseller upon its publication in 1935, BUtterfield 8 lays bare with brash honesty the unspoken and often shocking truths that lurked beneath the surface of a society still reeling from the effects of the Great Depression. One Sunday morning, Gloria wakes up in a stranger’s apartment with nothing but a torn evening dress, stockings, and panties. When she steals a fur coat from the wardrobe to wear home, she unleashes a series of events that can only end in tragedy. Inspired by true events, this novel caused a sensation on its publication for its frank depiction of the relationship between a wild and beautiful young woman and a respectable, married man.
BUtterfield 8

BUtterfield 8

John O’Hara, Read by: Gretchen Mol, Introduction by: Lorin Stein

Praise

“A man who knows exactly what he is writing about and has written it marvelously well.” —Ernest Hemingway


“Like Henry James, O’Hara could create a world where class and social structures are all-important but not openly discussed.” The Village Voice


“O’Hara understood better than any other American writer how class can both reveal and shape character….  [His] genius was in his unerring precision in capturing the speech and the milieus of his characters, whether the setting was Pennsylvania, Hollywood, or New York.” —Fran Lebowitz


“O’Hara occupies a unique position in our contemporary literature… He is the only American writer to whom America presents itself as a social scene in the way it once presented itself to Henry James, or France to Proust.” —Lionel Trilling, The New York Times

“An author I love is John O’Hara. . . . I think he’s been forgotten by time, but for dialogue lovers, he’s a goldmine of inspiration.” —Douglas Coupland, Shelf Awareness

“One of the great novels of New York in the Depression . . . [O’Hara’s] novels of the mid-thirties are his classics, and they deserve to be much more famous than they are.” —Lorin Stein, editor of The Paris Review, from the Introduction
 

Series

Penguin Audio Classics
Giambattista Basile
Illustrator: Carmelo Lettere
John Steinbeck
Gertrude Bell
promo_Western
promo_SHOP
promo_BeaksGeeks
PRH Book Clubs Survey
promo_FirsttoRead_Small

Westerns

Craig Johnson
Keith McCafferty
Michael McGarrity
promo_PenguinBlog_small
promo_FirsttoRead_Small
promo_StaffPicks
promo_EditorsDesk

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

Elizabeth Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert
Penguin 80th Anniversary
Penguin 80th Timeline
Penguin 80th The Original 10
Penguin 80th Scavenger Hunt
Fun Fact

Elvis Presley is born in 1935 and, a little over 20 years later, he would have his first #1 single on the US charts, forever changing the landscape of popular culture and ushering in a new age of celebrity superstardom.

Penguin 80th Book Truck