'This city is famous for its gamblers, prostitutes, exhibitionists, anti-Christs, alcoholics, sodomites, drug addicts, fetishists, onanists, ...Show synopsis'This city is famous for its gamblers, prostitutes, exhibitionists, anti-Christs, alcoholics, sodomites, drug addicts, fetishists, onanists, pornographers, frauds, jades, litterbugs, and lesbians ...don't make the mistake of bothering me'. Ignatius J. Reilly: fat, flatulent, eloquent and almost unemployable. By the standards of ordinary folk he is pretty much unhinged, too. But is he bothered by this? No. For this misanthropic crusader against an America fallen into vice and ignorance has a mission: to rescue a naked female philosopher in distress. And he has a pirate costume and hot-dog cart to do it with...Hide synopsis
Description:Fair. Book is in good condition, but does have a crease in the...Fair. Book is in good condition, but does have a crease in the front cover, and light spotting inside the cover, and fore edges.
Description:Good. First paperback edition of this wonderful book, mass...Good. First paperback edition of this wonderful book, mass market paperback showing jumbled arrangement of characters on front. MendoPower Employment Services will immediately and carefully pack this book in high-quality bubble lined, envelopes. Then we send you a confirmation e-mail. We appreciate your business and welcome any questions.
Description:New in very good dust jacket. BOOK AS NEW, DJ BRIGHT SHINY, CHIP...New in very good dust jacket. BOOK AS NEW, DJ BRIGHT SHINY, CHIP BOTTOM SPINE, FAIRLY LARGE, SLIGHT ROUGHNESS EDGES. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 338 p. Audience: General/trade.
Description:Very Good. The Pulizter Prize-winning novel featuring Ignatius...Very Good. The Pulizter Prize-winning novel featuring Ignatius Reilly and his marvelous madcap adventures in New Orleans. Foreward by Percy Walker. Stated: First Black Cat Edition, First Printing. (B-452) Softcover, 415 pp. Light edge wear with minor soil mark on rear cover, text is age-toned otherwise unmarked, tight binding.
Description:Very good in very good dust jacket. 1st edition 2nd printing...Very good in very good dust jacket. 1st edition 2nd printing-very good to fine hardbound edition. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 338 p. Audience: General/trade.
Description:Clean, tight book but for slight warping to boards. Dustjacket...Clean, tight book but for slight warping to boards. Dustjacket shows light wear to spine tips, one 1" closed tear front panel at crease. Cloth 8vo. 338 pp. First printing with first issue dustjacket, nothing printed above the wall on rear panel (McBride).
Ignatius is a bit of an irritant. The book has it's moments when it is funny, but the editors notes pay it more justice than I feel it deserves. It does keep you reading and not losing interest waiting for his next caper. I think in many cases the author was writing about himself.
This book is great! If there is a reader who has yet to read John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunce's, you've got to read it. Ignatius J. Reilly is an unforgettable character. If there is an actual point to the story, I'm not sure what it is, but that's what makes it fantastic. It's humor is brilliant. As a reader, you become so engrossed in the hilarious ongoing calamities of the characters, you forget about any worries of your own.
What a treasure.
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