Book #19959

The World According To Garp - 1st Edition/1st Printing

John Irving
The World According To Garp - 1st Edition/1st Printing. John Irving.
The World According To Garp - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [x], 437, [1] pages
Publisher: New York: E. P. Dutton, 1978.
ISBN: 0525237704

A handsome first edition/first printing in Fine in a very nearly Fine dust-jacket with two short closed tears to front panel. Signed by author John Irving on the title page. An attractive collectible, rather scarce.

Irving's fourth book, about the life of T. S. Garp, and his famous mother, Jenny Fields. Whilst Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer, Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an opportune time, and finds herself as a magnet for all manner of distressed women.

Basis for the movie starring Robin Williams, Mary Beth Hurt and Glenn Close.

Price: $900.00

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.

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