Studs Lonigan by James T. Farrell

Studs Lonigan

byJames T. FarrellIntroduction byAnne DouglasEditorAnn Douglas

Paperback | November 1, 2001

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Collected here in one volume is James T. Farrell's renowned trilogy of the youth, early manhood, and death of Studs Lonigan: Young Lonigan, The Young Manhood of Studs Lonigan, and Judgment Day. In this relentlessly naturalistic portrait, Studs starts out his life full of vigor and ambition, qualities that are crushed by the Chicago youth's limited social and economic environment. Studs's swaggering and vicious comrades, his narrow family, and his educational and religious background lead him to a life of futile dissipation. Ann Douglas provides an illuminating introductory essay to Farrell's masterpiece, one of the greatest novels of American literature.

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About The Author

James Thomas Farrell (1904—1979) was born in Chicago to a struggling family of second-generation Irish Catholic immi grants. In 1907, his father, James Farrell, a teamster unable to support his growing family, placed young Jim with his maternal grandparents. It was his grandparents’ neighborhood in Chicago’s South Fifties that would pr...
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Title:Studs LoniganFormat:PaperbackPublished:November 1, 2001Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141186739

ISBN - 13:9780141186733

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Table of Contents

Studs LoniganIntroduction by Ann Douglas

Young Lonigan
The Young Manhood of Studs Lonigan
Judgment Day

Epilogue by James T. Farrell