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The World According to Garp by  John Irving - First edition - 1978 - from Evening Star Books (SKU: 00009712)

The World According to Garp

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The World According to Garp

by Irving, John

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New York: E.P. Dutton [1978], 1978. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. [12], 3-437 pp. Quarter navy cloth over gold paper boards with gold lettering on the spine. Price of $10.95 on front flap of dust jacket. Ahearn APG 004d. A rollicking and eccentric novel centered on T. S. Garp, a writer with an unconventional upbringing who bears some resemblance to the author himself. Winner of the National Book Award and adapted into the 1982 film starring Robin Williams. A Near Fine book in a Near Fine dust jacket with a few hints of edge wear including a small crease to the rear flap.


John Irving has been nominated for a National Book Award three times–winning once, in 1980, for the novel The World According to Garp. A Prayer for Owen Meany was published in 1989. In 1992, Mr. Irving was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma. In 2000, he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules –a film with seven Academy Award nominations. From the Trade Paperback edition.


On Sep 26 2007, Shawnee said:
This is the best book I have ever read!! If you want a story about the 70's this is one, full of symoblism and underlying truths and tragedy. The "undertoad" You may not always see it but its always there, and we all have those "undertoads" in our life. This book is full complete, from beginning to end, the end will not leave you questioning "what was Irving thinking?" He completed this book and didn't shirk on the details, its phenomonal!

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The World According to Garp
Irving, John
Book condition
second hand - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
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First edition
E.P. Dutton [1978]
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published

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We buy and sell rare and fine books in many fields. Our interests include philosophy, modern first editions, and works of historical or intellectual interest. In addition to bookselling, we regularly do valuations and appraisals for non-IRS purposes. Evening Star Books is a Limited Liability Company.


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