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Beggarman, Thief By Irwin Shaw Beggarman Thief 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 experience

  • Title: Beggarman, Thief
  • Author: Irwin Shaw
  • ISBN: 9780752848518
  • Page: 320
  • Format: Paperback
  • Beggarman, Thief By Irwin Shaw 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, succWesley, 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.
    Beggarman, Thief By Irwin Shaw

    Beggarman, Thief TV Movie Nov , Directed by Lawrence Doheny With Jean Simmons, Glenn Ford, Lynn Redgrave, Tovah Feldshuh Sequel to Rich Man, Poor Man with characters branching off from the Jordache family. Beggarman, Thief Shaw, Irwin As phenomenal as Rich Man, Poor Man was, its sequel Beggarman, Thief might be even better The story is about the aftermath of Tom Jordache s death and centers around his family. Beggarman, Thief by Irwin Shaw A sequel to Rich Man, Poor Man, Beggarman, Thief follows the lives of the second generation of the Jordache family Wesley, the son of Tom, goes on a quest to discover the man, who destroyed his life Billy, the son of Gretchen, gets involved with a dangerous organization in Europe, and is desperately looking for a way to escape. Beggarman, Thief Beggarman, Thief A Novel Kindle edition by Shaw, Irwin As phenomenal as Rich Man, Poor Man was, its sequel Beggarman, Thief might be even better The story is about the aftermath of Tom Jordache s death and centers around his family.

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    About "Irwin Shaw"

    1. Irwin Shaw

      Shaw was born Irwin Gilbert Shamforoff in the South Bronx, New York City, to Russian Jewish immigrants Shaw was a prolific American playwright, screenwriter, novelist, and short story author whose written works have sold than 14 million copies He is best known for his novels, The Young Lions 1948 and Rich Man Poor Man 1970 His parents were Rose and Will His younger brother, David Shaw died 2007 , became a noted Hollywood producer Shortly after Irwin s birth, the Shamforoffs moved to Brooklyn Irwin changed his surname upon entering college He spent most of his youth in Brooklyn, where he graduated from Brooklyn College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1934 Shaw began screenwriting in 1935 at the age of 21, and scripted for several radio shows, including Dick Tracy, The Gumps and Studio One Shaw s first play, Bury the Dead 1936 was an expressionist drama about a group of soldiers killed in a battle who refuse to be buried During the 1940s, Shaw wrote for a number of films, including Talk of the Town a comedy about civil liberties , The Commandos Strike at Dawn based on a C.S Forester story about commandos in occupied Norway and Easy Living about a football player unable to enter the game due to a medical condition Shaw married Marian Edwards They had one son, Adam Shaw, born in 1950, himself a writer of magazine articles and non fiction.Shaw enlisted in the U.S Army and was a warrant officer during World War II.He served with an Army documentary film unit The Young Lions, Shaw s first novel, was published in 1949 Based on his experiences in Europe during the war, the novel was very successful and was adapted into a 1958 film Shaw s second novel, The Troubled Air, chronicling the rise of McCarthyism, was published in 1951 He was among those who signed a petition asking the U.S Supreme Court to review the John Howard Lawson and Dalton Trumbo convictions for contempt of Congress, resulting from hearings by the House Committee on Un American Activities Falsely accused of being a communist by the Red Channels publication, Shaw was placed on the Hollywood blacklist by the movie studio bosses In 1951 he left the United States and went to Europe, where he lived for 25 years, mostly in Paris and Switzerland He later claimed that the blacklist only glancingly bruised his career During the 1950s he wrote several screenplays, including Desire Under the Elms based on Eugene O Neill s play and Fire Down Below about a tramp boat in the Caribbean.While living in Europe, Shaw wrote bestselling books, notably Lucy Crown 1956 , Two Weeks in Another Town 1960 , Rich Man, Poor Man 1970 for which he would later write a less successful sequel entitled Beggarman, Thief and Evening in Byzantium made into a 1978 TV movie Rich Man, Poor Man was adapted into a highly successful ABC television miniseries in 1976.His novel Top of the Hill, about the Winter Olympics at Lake Placid in 1980, was made into a TV movie, starring Wayne Rogers, Adrienne Barbeau, and Sonny Bono.His last two novels were Bread Upon the Waters 1981 and Acceptable Losses 1982.Shaw died in Davos, Switzerland on May 16, 1984, aged 71, after undergoing treatment for prostate cancer.

    884 thoughts on “Beggarman, Thief”





    1. Often times you finish a book and wish that it weren t over or that there was a sequel This book shows that you have to be careful of what you wish for It picks up literally where the end of the first book left off.However, this book focuses on the second generation Wesley Jordache and Billy Abbott They are two sons who have been raised differently Billy, raised in private schools and with all the money but neglected by his parents Wesley, raised in semi poverty but full of love Billy chooses to [...]


    2. This sequel to Rich Man, Poor Man is not as engaging The characters are already well developed in the first and following them through in this sequel is just not to interesting for me There were almost no other interesting characters introduced in this The only difference is that some of the main characters moved from Europe to America and it provides a bit relief from an already becoming boring plot At times, the story has the tendency to be too coincidental and I had a feeling that it was actu [...]


    3. The sequel to Rich Man, Poor Man As sequels go this one is okay It doesn t try to duplicate the original book which is fantastic but it is of a continuation of the story There were a couple of continuity errors that the author mixed up from the TV versions of the stories and were not in his books at all Kind of took me out of the story so it loses points for that All in all not bad but we would have been fine if this was not done and all we remembered was the original book.


    4. Second part of Rich Man, Poor Man by Irwin Shaw Next generation of Jordachs is growing up Wesley, Tom s son, after bar fight has to leave France for USA, Billy, Gretchen s son, is in the army and staying in Brussels and Enid, Rudolf s daughter the youngest Jordach.


    5. In the first book of the series we met complex and interesting characters, who, like people in everyday life, contained positive and negative features and desires In Beggarman, Thief all is too dull, to set up, too predictable I did not like the book at all, though I read it till the last page and am glad the characters found their positive way or less It could have been a great short story, but not a full size novel, in my opinion



    6. I read this largely forgotten novel, again, during the holiday weekend.I ve been a fan of Mr Shaw since my teens A writer of page turning quality, his prose is rhythmic, his characters well developed his plots interesting Considered one of the great masters here, appreciation for his work suffers among the literary set due to a habit of writing best sellers.Though perhaps not his best, this one is, as usual with Mr Shaw s works, better than most found elsewhere, either now or then If engrossing [...]




    7. Eh Not my favorite The characters grew and two dimensional, and the soap opera feel really heightened in this book.




    8. As much as I enjoyed Rich Man Poor Man, this sequel was a big dull bore Took forever and really never connected with the story or the characters Rad RMPM and skip this one.



    9. Beggarman, Thief isn t quite as phenomenal as the first book, Rich Man, Poor Man, but it s at least damn close, and works as a perfect sequel to the original The story picks up immediately after the events in the first book, and divides its narrative between some of the major characters from Rich Man, Poor Man, as well as the sons of two of those characters.As with the first book, it was difficult to tell where the story was headed at any given time I found some aspects of the terrorism intrigue [...]


    10. C1977 After reading this book and the previous one, I was surprised to find out that Shaw self exiled himself to Europe when the States went through the McCarthy period He died in May 1984 and had some 72 works to his name I remember enjoying the book but I had the benefit of watching the TV adaptation of Rich Man, Poor Man which had given some life to some of the characters and incidents in the book FCN Wesley, Gretchen, Billy, Tom Jordache.


    11. Sequel to Rich Man, Poor Man and well worth reading More of a coda to the first book than a full sequel, but I enjoyed finding out what happened to the characters Some reviewers complain that Shaw just repeated the events of the first book, but it didn t strike me that way Characters reflected on the events of the past and one of the younger generation actively seeks out stories that will bring his father to life for him So glad I re read these books.


    12. We never read Shaw s Rich man, Poor man but enjoyed the television version back in the day That starred Nick Nolte and Peter Strauss as the Jordache brothers The family drama continues here with Beggarman, Thief and likewise should probably be made into a film for television We were thinking either AE or Lifetime Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo could portray Wesley Jordache and Billy Abbott respectively That is as soon as they re finished shooting Foxcatcher.


    13. I enjoyed this for the skill of the writing and for the extra taste of the characters from Rich Man, Poor Man, but Shaw should have left it at us wanting Instead, he gave us and diluted some of the power of the original story.


    14. As phenomenal as Rich Man, Poor Man was, its sequel Beggarman, Thief might be even better The story is about the aftermath of Tom Jordache s death and centers around his family Wonderfully written Shaw s style, character development, and storylines are simply beyond compare.


    15. It s a page turner, but not nearly as good as Rich man, poor man Large parts of the book are just remembering and rephrasing what happened in the first part It s 3.5 stars, I am giving it a 4 on the strength of the first part.


    16. I was a little disappointed in the literary quality I thought that the writing was a little bit pedestrian There were all the elements of a good story, I just thought they were handled a bit clumsily.


    17. This is an excellent book if you ve read Irwin Shaw before who is a magnificent crafter of words , this book reads much faster and is full of action than some of his others such as Evening in Byzantium or Bread Upon Waters.


    18. Beggarman, Thief by Irwin Shaw is the sequel to Rich Man, Poor Man, continuing the saga of Rudolph Jordache and the second generation of his family Shaw shows fully developed characters in this dramatic telling which ends on a positive note Great sequel


    19. This was a free book outside a book store and it turned out to be much better than I expected I enjoyed it even though I hadn t read the book that came before it Rich Man, Poor Man It wasn t like I couldn t put it down, but it held my interest.


    20. Hardback, copyright 1977 Nothing to add that hasn t already been said about this classic I had read Rich Man, Poor Man years ago, and was transfixed by the good looking Nolte in the movie I re read it before Beggarman, Thief for a double treat.


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