Runyon A La Carte – Damon Runyon

R150.00

“The daffy Jills and Jacks of Broadway, the people of the racetracks and back-room crap games are gathered here in twelve of Damon Runyon’s most hilarious stories.

Here is Ambrose Hammer, the newspaper scribe who tangles with a strip-dancer, a talking parrot, and a character whose noggin meets with the proverbial blunt instrument. Here is Fatso Zimpf, the horse-player who doubles for Santa Claus in Palm Beach and saves the romance of a beautiful but dumb zillionaires. And then there is “The Sky,” King of the galloping dominoes, who bets his soul against a two-dollar bill and winds up as the drummer in a street-corner mission band.

In short, here is a collection of swift stories about sentimental toughs with down-to-earth vigor and lusty laughter. Even the briefest acquaintance with them will show why Damon Runyon’s public is so fantastically loyal”

Price: R150.00

Edition: Second edition

Published: 1947

Publishers: Constable

Condition: Cloth hardcover in fair condition, with shelf wear around the edges of the cover and spine. Foxing on the end-papers. Otherwise internally in good condition – clean and tightly bound.

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“The daffy Jills and Jacks of Broadway, the people of the racetracks and back-room crap games are gathered here in twelve of Damon Runyon’s most hilarious stories.

Here is Ambrose Hammer, the newspaper scribe who tangles with a strip-dancer, a talking parrot, and a character whose noggin meets with the proverbial blunt instrument. Here is Fatso Zimpf, the horse-player who doubles for Santa Claus in Palm Beach and saves the romance of a beautiful but dumb zillionaires. And then there is “The Sky,” King of the galloping dominoes, who bets his soul against a two-dollar bill and winds up as the drummer in a street-corner mission band.

In short, here is a collection of swift stories about sentimental toughs with down-to-earth vigor and lusty laughter. Even the briefest acquaintance with them will show why Damon Runyon’s public is so fantastically loyal”

Price: R150.00

Edition: Second edition

Published: 1947

Publishers: Constable

Condition: Cloth hardcover in fair condition, with shelf wear around the edges of the cover and spine. Foxing on the end-papers. Otherwise internally in good condition – clean and tightly bound.

Additional information

Weight 167 g