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1977; Delacorte Press publishers, New York; Book Club Edition; hardbound in black boards with lime Irwin Shaw signature on cover and lime lettering along spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket good with minimal wear and one small tear (repaired) along edge.


Description -

Beggarman, Thief is a 1977 novel written by Irwin Shaw. It was a sequel to his 1970 bestseller Rich Man, Poor Man.


The miniseries adapted from the original novel had a 1976-77 sequel entitled Rich Man, Poor Man Book II, broadcast prior to the publication of Beggarman, Thief and was not based on the second novel. A television adaptation of Beggarman, Thief followed in 1979, and starred Jean Simmons, Glenn Ford, Lynn Redgrave, Andrew Stevens, Tovah Feldshuh and Bo Hopkins.


Plot -

Wesley, haunted by his father's murder, begins a strange and deeply personal quest; Billy becomes involved with a girl who leads him into unexpected dangers; Gretchen finds new challenges and experiences a remarkable twist to her life. Moving between Europe and America, "Beggarman, Thief" is a brilliant novel chronicling the fortunes of one family - the joys, sorrows, successes and failures. This is not only the gripping sequel to Irwin Shaw's bestselling "Rich Man, Poor Man", but also an outstanding novel in its own right.


SKU: BS98n
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