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Ring W. Lardner "The Big Town" 1925 Book Signed Autograph

Lardner, Ring W.  The Big Town 1925 Book Signed Autograph
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Lardner, Ring W. "The Big Town" 1925 Book Signed Autograph
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Ring W. Lardner-"The Big Town"-1925-Charles Scribner's Sons-5" X 7 1/2"-244 pages-Hardcover Book-Embossed Cover- Signed By Author.Lardner, Ring (Ringgold Wilmer Lardner), 1885–1933, American humorist and short-story writer, b. Niles, Mich. He was a sports reporter in Chicago, St. Louis, and Boston from 1907 to 1919. His first collection of short stories, You Know Me, Al (1916) revealed his talent for the racy sports idiom he made famous. Among his other early volumes of short stories are Gullible's Travels (1917) and Treat 'Em Rough (1918). With the publication of How to Write Short Stories (with Samples) (1924), Lardner's reputation as a satirist was established. Usually cynical and pessimistic, his stories are peopled by ordinary characters—baseball players, stenographers, barbers—who are stunningly revealed, often through their own conversation, as being stupid, dull, and vicious. His later story collections include What of It? (1925) and First and Last (1934). With George S. Kaufman he collaborated on the comedy June Moon (produced 1929).The book has been autographed on the title page by Ring W. Lardner with a fountain pen in blue.....................BOTH BOOK AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION......................