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Published by White Lion Publishers in London (etc.) .
Written in English


  • Fiction in English.

Book details:

Edition Notes

This ed. originally published, London , Collins, 1959.

Statement(by) James Jones.
The Physical Object
Pagination926p. ;
Number of Pages926
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20263853M
ISBN 100856173568

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Some Came Running The story is pure melodrama, despite the intention of the original novel's author, James Jones, to invest it with greater stature. "Some Came Running" is Jones' second published novel, following his award-winning debut "From Here to Eternity." It tells the story of a war veteran with literary aspirations who returns in to his hometown of Parkman, Indiana, after a failed writing career. Find books like Some Came Running from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked Some Came Running also liked: Virgil Wander. His goal was to write something larger than a war novel, and the result, six years in the making, was Some Came Running, a stirring portrait of small-town life in the American Midwest at a time when our country and its people were striving to find their place in the new postwar world.

Lee Sandlin reviews new editions of James Jones’s “WWII: A Chronicle of Soldiering” and his novel “Some Came Running.” the publisher Grosset & Dunlap brought out a coffee-table book. To all who felt that From Here to Eternity, with all its crudities, nonetheless showed promise in a newcomer, Some Came Running, will be a sharp disappointment. To those who felt it was overpraised, overwritten, nihilistic in its philosophy, this second book is more — much more — of the same. To this reader, who felt that the disputed Peyton Place had moments of good writing . Yes, Some Came Running is a 1,page book. It took James Jones six years to write it after the success of his first novel, From Here to , Some Came Running was a financial flop. It’s lack of monetary success forced James Jones into writing a screenplay for The Longest Day in order to pay his bills. I didn’t know about Some Came Running until I read Lee . SOME CAME RUNNING, screen play by John Patrick and Arthur Sheekman, based on the novel by James Jones; directed by Vincente Minnelli, produced by .