Cool Hand Luke: A Novel

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Da Capo Press, Aug 18, 1999 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Out of his experiences working on a chain gang, Donn Pearce created Cool Hand Luke, war hero turned "pretty evil feller," whose refusal to "git his mind right" becomes part of his fellow convicts' mythology of survival.
 

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Cool Hand Luke

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Pearce's 1965 novel depicts the lives of chain gang convicts with brutal honesty. The story, of course, was the basis for the film--Pearce also wrote the screenplay--starring Paul Newman in the lead role. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
10
Section 3
22
Section 4
26
Section 5
32
Section 6
42
Section 7
55
Section 8
78
Section 16
190
Section 17
201
Section 18
207
Section 19
215
Section 20
224
Section 21
234
Section 22
243
Section 23
248

Section 9
97
Section 10
114
Section 11
128
Section 12
139
Section 13
160
Section 14
170
Section 15
177
Section 24
251
Section 25
266
Section 26
273
Section 27
292
Section 28
297
Section 29
299
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About the author (1999)

Donn Pearce is the author of the Academy Award- nominated screenplay of Cool Hand Luke. He lives in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

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