The Last Hurrah and the Edge of Sadness double novel by Edwin O'Connor, book club edition, 1961 - Posh&Page Vintage
The Last Hurrah and the Edge of Sadness double novel by Edwin O'Connor, book club edition, 1961 - Posh&Page Vintage
The Last Hurrah and the Edge of Sadness double novel by Edwin O'Connor, book club edition, 1961 - Posh&Page Vintage
The Last Hurrah and the Edge of Sadness double novel by Edwin O'Connor, book club edition, 1961 - Posh&Page Vintage
The Last Hurrah and the Edge of Sadness double novel by Edwin O'Connor, book club edition, 1961 - Posh&Page Vintage
Posh&Page Vintage

The Last Hurrah and the Edge of Sadness double novel by Edwin O'Connor, book club edition, 1961

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Synopsis:
The Last Hurrah:
O'Connor's 1956 account of big-city politics, inspired by the career of longtime Boston Mayor James M. Curley, portrays its Irish-American political boss as a demagogue and a rogue who nonetheless deeply understands his constituents. The book was later made into a John Ford film staring Spencer Tracy. (less)

The Edge of Sadness:
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

In this moving novel, Father Hugh Kennedy, a recovering alcoholic, returns to Boston to repair his damaged priesthood. There he is drawn into the unruly world of the Carmodys, a sprawling, prosperous Irish family teeming with passion and riddled with secrets. The story of this entanglement is a beautifully rendered tale of grace and renewal, of friendship and longing, of loneliness and spiritual aridity giving way to hope.

- two books in one!

- The Last Hurrah and The Edge of Sadness by Edwin O'Connor in a single volume

- book club edition

- hardcover with dust jacket

- a tear in the front of the dust jacket, though otherwise excellent condition


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