Beggars of Life is Jim Tully’s classic autobiographical “novel” about the life of hobos and road-kids riding the rails in early 20th century America.
Jim Tully has largely been forgotten today, but during the 1920s and 1930s he was considered one of America’s best writers, routinely ranked with Hemingway and Fitzgerald as a true American voice. Beggars of Life is a true lost classic of American literature.
This Ring eBooks edition of this forgotten American classic is DRM free and contains additional information the 1928 film version of Beggars of Life.
What The Critics Said:
“This is a book of marvelous portraits. Jim Tully is the American Gorky” – The New York Times
“A fascinating book and one of the frankest.” – The New York Evening Post
“If Tully were a Russian, read in translation, all the Professors would be hymning him. He has all of Gorky’s capacity for making vivid the miseries of poor and helpless men, and in addition he has a humor that no Russian could conceivably have.” - H.L. Mencken