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A Confederacy of Dunces; Foreword by Walker Percy by  JOHN KENNEDY TOOLE - Hardcover - Second Printing - 1980 - from Captain's Bookshelf, Inc., ABAA (SKU: 32518)

A Confederacy of Dunces; Foreword by Walker Percy

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A Confederacy of Dunces; Foreword by Walker Percy

by TOOLE, JOHN KENNEDY

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Fine in original pale celedon cloth lettered in black on the spine and near fine first state pictorial dust jacket with only the
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Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1980. Second Printing. Hardcover. Fine in original pale celedon cloth lettered in black on the spine and near fine first state pictorial dust jacket with only the Percy blurb on the rear panel and the correct $12.95 price on the front flap. The jacket shows mild wear and has a very small chip from the head of the spine.. Octavo. 6.25 x 9.25 inches. viii + [v], 338 + [1] pp. An unexpected best seller and Pulitzer Prize winner originally published in an edition of only 2500 copies.

Synopsis

A Confederacy of Dunces is a picaresque novel written by John Kennedy Toole, published in 1980, 11 years after the author's suicide. The book was published through the efforts of writer Walker Percy (who also contributed a revealing foreword) and Toole's mother Thelma Toole, quickly becoming a cult classic, and later a mainstream success. Toole posthumously won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1981. It is an important part of the 'modern canon' of Southern literature.

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On Dec 7 2004, Pazzo Books said:
One of the most built up novels of all time - while it didn't fall flat on its face by any means, the build up ruins it. Extremely funny at times, but impossibly uneven. If no one has ever told you it's the best book ever, give it a try.

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Bookseller
Captain's Bookshelf, Inc., ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
32518
Title
A Confederacy of Dunces; Foreword by Walker Percy
Author
TOOLE, JOHN KENNEDY
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine in original pale celedon cloth lettered in black on the spine and near fine first state pictorial dust jacket with only the
Quantity available
1
Edition
Second Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Louisiana State University Press
Place of Publication
Baton Rouge
Date published
1980
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