Pal Joey: The Novel and The Libretto and Lyrics (Penguin Classics)

Pal Joey: The Novel and The Libretto and Lyrics (Penguin Classics)

By: O'Hara, John

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For its 75th anniversary and Frank Sinatra's centennial: the Jazz Age masterpiece that inspired the iconic Sinatra film and the hit Broadway musical, and featuring the musical's libretto and lyrics

On the seedy side of Chicago nightlife in the 1930s, Joey Evans is a poor man's Bing Crosby--a big-talking, small-time nightclub crooner down on his luck but always on the make. In slangy, error-littered letters signed "Pal Joey," he recounts his exploits with brash nightclub managers, shady business partners, and every pretty girl ("mouse") he meets. Charismatic yet conniving, Pal Joey is a smooth operator whose bravado and big ideas disguise a far less self-assured soul, caught up in the rags-to-riches dream of the Jazz Age.

Originally serialized in The New Yorker and the inspiration for the 1940 Rodgers and Hart musical of the same name and the 1957 film starring Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, and Rita Hayworth, Pal Joey is the story of a true "heel," as complex and memorable as any antihero in American literature.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Title: Pal Joey: The Novel and The Libretto and Lyrics (Penguin Classics)

Author Name: O'Hara, John

Categories: Penguin Classics,


ISBN Number: 0143107755

ISBN Number 13: 9780143107750

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Good

Seller ID: 410651