An American classic in the vein of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, the first book of James T. Farrell's powerful Studs Lonigan trilogy covers five months of the young hero's life in 1916, when he is sixteen years old. In this relentlessly naturalistic yet richly complex portrait, Studs is carried along by his swaggering and shortsighted companions, his narrow family, and his educational and religious background toward a fate that he resists yet cannot escape.
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Review: Young Lonigan (Studs Lonigan #1)User Review - Allan - Goodreads
While James T Farrell is apparently lauded by writers and critics alike as one of the greatest American writers of blue collar experience in the early 20th century, I found this first part of the ... Read full review
Review: Young Lonigan (Studs Lonigan #1)User Review - Lauralee - Goodreads
I really enjoyed the righting in this book. However, I quit reading it because of the language. Read full review