Ring: A Biography of Ring Lardner

Paperback | March 27, 2001

byJonathan Yardley

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Sportswriter, storyteller, humorist-Ring Lardner was an American original, and in this affectionate, entertaining, and authoritative biography, Pulitzer Prize winning critic Jonathan Yardley gives us a new look at Lardner's all too short life and career.

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Sportswriter, storyteller, humorist-Ring Lardner was an American original, and in this affectionate, entertaining, and authoritative biography, Pulitzer Prize winning critic Jonathan Yardley gives us a new look at Lardner's all too short life and career.

Jonathan Yardley is the book critic and a columnist for the Washington Post. His columns and reviews are distributed to newspapers throughout the country. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8.92 × 5.94 × 0.93 inPublished:March 27, 2001Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:074251160X

ISBN - 13:9780742511606

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Frank Chance's Diamond Chapter 2 Beginnings Chapter 3 A Courtship Chapter 4 Married Chapter 5 In the Wake of the News Chapter 6 Fame Chapter 7 The Last Years Chapter 8 Epilogue Chapter 9 Acknowledgements Chapter 10 A Note on Sources Chapter 11 Index

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Jonathan Yardley's compelling biography "Ring" is a fascinating account of how Lardner rose from his small-town roots to become one of the most famous storytellers in American literature, but one whose life was haunted by his bouts with alcoholism and depression.