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Charles Jackson

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Charles Jackson was born in 1903 and raised in the township of Arcadia, New York, in the Finger Lakes region, where much of his fiction is set. After a youth marred by tuberculosis and alcoholism, Jackson achieved international fame with his first novel, The Lost Weekend (1944), which was adapted into a classic movie by Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett. Over the next nine years, Jackson published two more novels and two story collections, while continuing to struggle with alcohol and drug addiction. In 1967, after a fourteen-year silence, he returned to the best-seller lists with a novel about a nymphomaniac... Read More

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The Lost Weekend

Written by Charles Jackson
Introduction by Blake Bailey


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $15.00

The classic tale of one man’s struggle with alcoholism, this revolutionary novel remains Charles Jackson’s best-known book—a daring autobiographical work that paved the way for contemporary addiction literature.

It is 1936, and on the East Side of Manhattan, a would-be writer named Don Birnam decides to have a drink. And then another... Read more >
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The Lost Weekend

Written by Charles Jackson
Introduction by Blake Bailey


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $11.99

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The Sunnier Side and Other Stories

Written by Charles Jackson
Introduction by Blake Bailey


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $11.99

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The Sunnier Side and Other Stories

Written by Charles Jackson
Introduction by Blake Bailey


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $15.00

A masterful collection of short stories exposing the seamy undercurrents of small-town American life from Charles Jackson, celebrated author of The Lost Weekend.

A selection of Jackson’s finest tales, The Sunnier Side and Other Stories explores the trials of adolescence in America during the tumultuous years of the early twentieth century. Set... Read more >
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