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A Confederacy of Dunces by  John Kennedy Toole - Hardcover - Second Printing - 1980 - from The Title Page ABAA (SKU: WN39332)

A Confederacy of Dunces

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A Confederacy of Dunces

by Toole, John Kennedy

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Very Good/Very Good
ISBN 10
0807106577
ISBN 13
9780807106570
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About This Item

Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ., 1980. Original light green cloth with black titling. Matching green endpapers. Spine has faint vertical ridge. Ownership signature on ffep. First state dust jacket with Walker Percy blurb on lower panel. Jacket has a few tiny nicks on edges and faint rubbing over the book's joints. All in all, an outstanding copy.. Second Printing. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade.

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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Details

book dealer
The Title Page ABAA US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
WN39332
Title
A Confederacy of Dunces
Author
Toole, John Kennedy
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Edition
Second Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0807106577
ISBN 13
9780807106570
Publisher
Louisiana State Univ.
Place of Publication
Baton Rouge
Date Published
1980
Keywords
MOTHERS SONS FICTION NEW ORLEANS
Size
8vo

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Approximately 60,000 books displayed in our storefront with another 50,000 in an available storage facility. It is a general, out of print, and antiquarian book store. A gem in the heart of Rosemont, we believe in personal service to the customer. We also search for books.

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spine
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blurb
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ffep
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rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.

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