The World According to Garp

New York: Pocket Books, (1979).

Price: $30.00

Softcover. First Pocket Books edition. Mass market paperback. Moderate rubbing, a short tear with a small abrasion on the cover, very good. Basis for the 1982 film starring Robin Williams. Pocket 82220-9.

Item #550623
ISBN: 0671822209

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Item #550623 The World According to Garp. John IRVING.

John Irving
birth name: John Winslow Irving
born: 3/2/1942

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American novelist and short-story writer who established his reputation with the novel The World According to Garp (1978; film, 1982). Characteristic of his other works, it was noted for its engaging story line, colorful characterizations, macabre humor, and examination of contemporary issues. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literaturemore

Collecting tips:

Irving's first book, Setting Free the Bears (1968) is the only one of his books that might break a modest bank account, but The World According to Garp (1978), and A Prayer for Own Meany (1989), both have enthusiastic adherents, although both are usually pretty modestly priced. Irving used to be generous with his signature, but seems to have backed off a bit of late, thus signed copies could command a modest premium.

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