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This is the life and times of T. S. Garp, the bastard son of Jenny Fields - a feminist leader ahead of her times. It is also the life and death of a ...Show synopsisThis is the life and times of T. S. Garp, the bastard son of Jenny Fields - a feminist leader ahead of her times. It is also the life and death of a famous mother and her almost-famous son; theirs is a world of sexual extremes - even of sexual assassinations. It is a novel rich with 'lunacy and sorrow'; yet the dark, violent events of the story do not undermine a comedy both ribald and robust. It provides almost cheerful, even hilarious evidence of its famous last line: "In the world according to Garp, we are all terminal cases."Hide synopsis
Description:Very Good in Very Good jacket. Book Second printing, binding...Very Good in Very Good jacket. Book Second printing, binding very good, clean, no marks. Jacket is not price clipped with minor edgewear. The Author's breakout novel.
Description:Good. Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) ADVANCE READING COPY. A good...Good. Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) ADVANCE READING COPY. A good only copy in white printed wrappers. (Spine lean. Some edge tears & tiny chips at edges of a few pages in text. Foxing to edges of covers. Creasing to spine. Trace of rubbing at base of spine where a piece of clear tape was removed)
Description:Very Good. Stated First Edition, first printing with full...Very Good. Stated First Edition, first printing with full number line. Very good copy with unclipped dust jacket in protective plastic wrap. Binding is tight, sturdy and square. Dj shows a bit of shelf wear. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Description:Near Fine in Very Good jacket. Uk1st. edition.1st. printing....Near Fine in Very Good jacket. Uk1st. edition.1st. printing. near fine hardback in vg dustwrapper-no inscriptions and not priceclipped. very light fading to pictorial spine. a very nice copy that appears unread.4/g.
Description:437 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition....437 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. FICTION. The story of a man with a famous mother, a man who reaches toward fame himself as an artist. But he has an even higher, obsessive devotion to his wife and children. (Key Words: Family, Fame, Fiction, Feminism, John Irving).
Another great book by John Irving. It's not quite up to the caliber of The Cider House Rules or A Prayer for Owen Meany, but it's still a fantastic book that is partially autobiographical of Irving himself. A great read.
An intricate, intimate and, at times, tedious examination of the life of a young, anxious writer. Little is left to the imagination as Mr. Irving covers the entire life and career of T.S. Garp?from conception to last breath?going so far as to include short stories and chapter excerpts from the character ...
As I read on the beach, people would wander up and ask if I was enjoying the book. I had no real answer. Irving puts forth that it is a book about lust and he is right. Life can be described as a competition of lusts (there are beneficial lusts, afterall), but there was far too much sexual lust for ...
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