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Appointment in Samarra

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The best-loved book by the writer whom Fran Lebowitz compared to the author of The Great Gatsby, calling him “the real F. Scott Fitzgerald” One of the great novels of small-town American life, Appointment in Samarra is John O’Hara’s crowning achievement. In December 1930, just before Christmas, the Gibbsville, Pennsylvania, social circuit is electrified with parties and dances. At the center of the social elite stand Julian and Caroline English. But in one rash moment born inside a highball more...
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Trajectory Index

Words: 83,680
Unique Words: 4,810
Flesch Reading Ease: 83
Flesch Grade Level: 5
Avg Sentence (words): 15.04
Avg Word (chars): 3.86
Chapters: 19
Paragraphs: 1,875
Adult Reading Time: 5:35
Sentiment: 0.010
Intensity: 0.084
People: 421
Places: 125
Brands: 23
Things: 222
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SAT Words: 470
Trajectory China 300: 206
TOEFL Words: 36
IELTS Words: 227
Nouns 54.7%
Verbs 24.1%
Adjectives 10.9%
Adverbs 5.8%
Other 4.5%

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