The World According To Garp Book

The World According To Garp Book

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A masterpiece from one of the great contemporary American writers.

'A wonderful novel, full of energy and art, at once funny and heartbreaking...terrific' WASHINGTON POST

Anniversary edition with a new afterword from the author.

A worldwide bestseller since its publication, Irving's classic is filled with stories inside stories about the life and times of T. S. Garp, struggling writer and illegitimate son of Jenny Fields - an unlikely feminist heroine ahead of her time.

Beautifully written, THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP is a powerfully compelling and compassionate coming-of-age novel that established John Irving as one of the most imaginative writers of his generation.

Absolutely extraordinary...a roller-coaster ride that leaves one breathless, exhausted, elated and tearful ― LA TIMES

Like all great works of art, Irving's novel seems always to have been there, a diamond sleeping in the dark, chipped out at last for our enrichment and delight...As approachable as it is brilliant, Garp pulses with vital energy ― COSMOPOLITAN

The most powerful and profound novel about women written by a man in our generation .... Like all extraordinary books, Garp defies synopsis ... a marvellous, important, permanent novel by a serious artist of remarkable powers ― CHICAGO TIMES

A wonderful novel, full of energy and art, at once funny and heartbreaking. You know it is true. It is also terrific ― WASHINGTON POST

Iconic ... The World According to Garp is a huge narrative full of complex emotional rollercoasters typical of a writer's life ... fascinatingly unique ― NEW YORK TIMES

A social tragi-comedy of such velocity that it reads rather like a domestic sequel to Catch-22 ― OBSERVER

A brilliant panoply of current attitudes toward sex, marriage and parenthood, the feminist movement and - above all - the concept of delineated sexual roles... Irving's characters will stay alive for years to come ― CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Nothing in contemporary fiction matches it ... Irving's blend of gravity and play is unique, audacious, almost blasphemous ... Brilliant, funny, and consistently wise; a work of vast talent ― NEW REPUBLIC

Author John Irving
Format Paperback
Pages 544
ISBN 9781474614405


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