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The world according to Garp: a novel

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IL: UG - BL: 6.7 - AR Pts: 33
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The World According to Garp is a comic and compassionate coming-of-age novel that established John Irving as one of the most imaginative writers of his generation. A worldwide bestseller since its publication in 1978, Irving's classic is filled with stories inside stories about the life and times of T. S. Garp, novelist and bastard son of Jenny Fields--a feminist leader ahead of her time. Beyond that, The World According to Garp virtually defies synopsis. ----"Nothing in contemporary fiction matches it," said critic Terrence Des Pres. "Irving's blend of gravity and play is unique, audacious, almost blasphemous. . . . Friendship, marriage and family are his primary themes, but at that blundering level of life where mishap and folly--something close to joyful malice--perpetually intrude and disrupt, often fatally. Life, in Irving's fiction, is always under siege." Time magazine commented: "Irving's popularity is not hard to understand. His world is really the world according to nearly everyone." ----This Modern Library edition includes a new Introduction by the author. The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foundation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with affordable hardbound editons of impor-tant works of literature and thought. For the Modern Library's seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoringas its emblem the running torchbearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inaugurating a new program of selecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices.
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ISBN:
9780679603061
9780345418012
9780525237709
034536676
9780345366764
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 6.7, 33 Points
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full_title world according to garp
author irving john
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2018-04-17 04:36:36AM

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display_description T.S. Garp-- a man with high ambitions for an artistic career and with obsessive devotion to his wife and children-- and Jenny Fields, his famous feminist mother, find their lives surrounded by an assortment of people including teachers, whores, and radicals.
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subject_facet Authors -- Fiction, Eccentrics and eccentricities -- Fiction, Feminists -- Fiction, Humorous stories, Mothers and sons -- Fiction, Women -- United States -- Fiction
title_display The world according to Garp : a novel
title_full The world according to Garp : a novel / by John Irving, The world according to Garp [classic] / John Irving
title_short The world according to Garp :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Authors, Eccentrics and eccentricities, Feminists, Mothers and sons, Women