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Young Hearts Crying

(1984)
A novel by

 
 
Michael Davenport, a minor poet, is an intensely ambitious young man - just old enough to have served in the US Air Force at the end of World War Two. Every failure he suffers in his efforts to become established as a professional writer weighs against the uneasy knowledge that his wife, Lucy, has an untapped private fortune amounting to millions of dollars. Lucy, for her part, always elegant but often shy, is never quite certain what is expected of her. And as a couple, the Davenports are repeatedly dismayed at meeting other people whose lives appear brighter and better than their own. In this magnificent novel, at once bitterly sad and achingly funny, Richard Yates again shows himself to be the supreme, tenderly ironic chronicler of the 'American Dream' and its casualties. [UNK] Publication backed by major Richard Yates backlist marketing campaign [UNK] Revolutionary Road has sold over 20,000 copies [UNK] Revolutionary Road, Easter Parade, Collected Stories and Cold Spring Harbor available now [UNK] Originally published by Methuen in 1986 [UNK] 'Yates is good at bad couples, sad, sour marriages, young hopes corroded by suburban life...These are bitterly perceptive books, depressing but difficult to put down' Grace Ingoldby, New Statesman [UNK] 'Yates intends to spare his readers nothing. He is a truthful and ruthless writer' Robert Nye, Guardian [UNK] 'A natural story-teller' Nina Bawden, Daily Telegraph

Genre: General Fiction

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1984 : USA Hardback
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Title: Young Hearts Crying
Author(s): Richard Yates
ISBN: 0-385-29269-4 / 978-0-385-29269-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Press / Seymour Lawrence
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January 1986 : UK Hardback
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Title: Young Hearts Crying
Author(s): Richard Yates
ISBN: 0-413-59730-X / 978-0-413-59730-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
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Paperback Editions

March 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Young Hearts Crying (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Richard Yates
ISBN: 0-307-45596-3 / 978-0-307-45596-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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February 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Young Hearts Crying (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Richard Yates
ISBN: 0-09-951864-3 / 978-0-09-951864-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
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May 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Young Hearts Crying (Methuen modern fiction)
Author(s): Richard Yates
ISBN: 0-413-15660-5 / 978-0-413-15660-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Politico's Publishing Ltd
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February 1986 : USA Paperback
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Title: Young Hearts Crying
Author(s): Richard Yates
ISBN: 0-385-29441-7 / 978-0-385-29441-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delta
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Audio Editions

February 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Young Hearts Crying
Author(s): Richard Yates
ISBN: 1-5113-2657-3 / 978-1-5113-2657-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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October 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Young Hearts Crying
Author(s): Richard Yates
Publisher: Audible Studios
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October 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Young Hearts Crying
Author(s): Richard Yates
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

December 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Young Hearts Crying (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Richard Yates
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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October 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Young Hearts Crying (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Richard Yates
Publisher: Vintage
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