Book #19494

The 158-Pound Marriage - 1st Edition/1st Printing

John Irving
The 158-Pound Marriage - 1st Edition/1st Printing. John Irving.

Binding: Cloth Spine
Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo
Publisher: New York: Random House Inc, 1974.
ISBN: 0394484142

First edition, first printing, said to have been from a print run of 2,600 copies or less in better than Very Good+ condition in alike dust-jacket.

Irving's scarce third novel, the tale of Vienna born Severin Winter, professor in German and varsity wrestling coach. Many of his judgements are made on basis of wrestling weight classes, a book he doesn't like might end up as a "126-pound novel" or an artist he is fond of will get a title as "190-pound painter". Many of his judgements are made on basis of wrestling weight classes, a book he doesn't like might end up as a "126-pound novel" or an artist he is fond of will get a title as "190-pound painter"; [x], 245, [1] pages.

Price: $190.00

Author Bio

John Irving

John Winslow Irving was born on March 2, 1942 in Exeter, New Hampshire. He was an American novelist and Academy Award-winning screenwriter. Irving is well known for his recurring themes throughout his novels, such as New England, deadly accidents, and bears. His 1985 novel, The Cider House Rules, was turned into a film and won the Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award in 1999 for the script. Additionally, Irving’s 1981 novel, The Hotel New Hampshire was turned into a film in 1984.