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Little Caesar

(1929)
A novel by

 
 
1929. The world's first gangster novel. Little Caesar follows the rise and fall of Rico in the crime world as he flees to Chicago and ultimately to his violent end. The book begins: Sam Vettori sat staring down into Halsted Street. He was a big man, fat as a hog, with a dark oily complexion, kinky black hair and a fat aquiline face. In repose he had an air of lethargic good-nature, due entirely to his bulk; for in reality he was sullen, bad-tempered and cunning. From time to time he dragged out a huge gold watch and looked at it with raised eyebrows and pursed lips.

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Used availability for W R Burnett's Little Caesar

Hardback Editions

August 1994 : USA Hardback
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Title: Little Caesar
Author(s): W R Burnett
ISBN: 1-883402-78-6 / 978-1-883402-78-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Otto Penzler Books
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October 1985 : USA Hardback
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Title: Little Caesar
Author(s): W R Burnett
ISBN: 0-89190-485-9 / 978-0-89190-485-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amereon Ltd
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May 1981 : USA Hardback
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Title: Little Caesar (Wisconsin/Warner Brothers Screenplays)
Author(s): Francis Edwards Faragoh, W R Burnett, Gerald Peary
ISBN: 0-299-08450-7 / 978-0-299-08450-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Pr
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January 1967 : UK Hardback
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Title: Little Caesar
Author(s): W R Burnett
ISBN: 0-7182-0615-0 / 978-0-7182-0615-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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June 1929 : Hardback
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Title: Little Caesar
Author(s): W R Burnett
ISBN: 9997405285 / 978-9997405289
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

May 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Little Caesar
Author(s): W R Burnett
ISBN: 1-4179-1450-5 / 978-1-4179-1450-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
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July 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: Little Caesar
Author(s): W R Burnett
ISBN: 0-948353-53-8 / 978-0-948353-53-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: No Exit Press
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July 1986 : USA Paperback
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Title: Little Caesar
Author(s): W R Burnett
ISBN: 0-88184-235-4 / 978-0-931773-94-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Pub
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK