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Last of the Hackdrivers

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Last of the Hackdrivers by Damon Runyon is a charming and nostalgic collection of short stories set in 1920s New York City. The author's vivid descriptions of the city's colorful characters and bustling streets bring the era to life in a way that is both entertaining and endearing.

The stories follow the exploits of a group of hackdrivers, or taxi drivers, who navigate the city's streets in their horse-drawn cabs. Each story is filled with humor, wit, and a touch of romance, making it a delightful read from start to finish.

Runyon's writing style is unique and engaging, and his characters are fully fleshed out and memorable. From the gruff but lovable taxi driver Big Jule to the eccentric and wealthy Miss Adelaide, each character adds depth and charm to the collection.

Overall, Last of the Hackdrivers is a delightful read that will transport readers back in time to the bustling streets of 1920s New York City. Damon Runyon's clever storytelling and engaging characters make this a must-read for fans of classic fiction or anyone looking for a charming and entertaining read.

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volunteers bring you 14 recordings of The Last of the Hackdrivers by Damon Runyon.
This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 15, 2020.
Alfred Damon Runyon was an American newspaperman and short-story writer. He was best known for his short stories celebrating the world of Broadway in New York City that grew out of the Prohibition era. Runyon's fictional world is also known to the general public through the musical Guys and Dolls based on a few of his stories. - Summary by Wikipedia

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