By Anthony Slide

ISBN-10: 1593935285

ISBN-13: 9781593935283

Thorne Smith is a different determine in American literature, person who thrived in the course of prohibition, developing comedian novels that ridiculed the morality of the days and concerned large consuming, nudity, frivolity, and normal debauchery. a guy Named Smith: The Novels and monitor Legacy of Thorne Smith is the 1st book-length research of Thorne Smith's paintings. It offers history details on his lifestyles and early demise, discusses all of his novels intimately and likewise offers huge new documentation on their display diversifications, together with Topper, evening lifetime of the Gods and Turnabout. additionally mentioned is Thorne Smith's short time in Hollywood at MGM in 1933, and the effect that his books have had on overdue movies and tv productions.

As an extra bonus, reprinted the following in its entirety is the 1934 promotional monograph, Thorne Smith: His existence and instances with a observe on His Books & an entire Bibliography.

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