Young Lonigan Author:James T. Farrell First volume of the Studs Lonigan trilogy. Contains an intro by the author. — In this novel, Mr. Farrell has reporduced with phonographic realism the speech of city streets. He has chronicled the thoughts, hopes, desires and escapades of a group of lads in the critical years of adolescence. Some of these boys will develop into thugs and gangst... more »ers; others, after a taste of sporadic lawlessness, will conform at least outwardly to the conventions of their class.
"Mr. Farrell's unblinking, open-eyed veracity reminds one of Theodore Dreiser at his best." -- The Nation.
"In the sense that it belongs to the first rank of the literature of its kind, this realistic novel of boyhood in Chicago streets is a classic ... It is an important book." --The New York Herald Tribune.« less