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A Confederacy of Dunces (Paperback)
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A Confederacy of Dunces (Paperback)

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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 21/01/1994
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This wildly inventive comic masterpiece exploded on the literary scene like a time bomb in 1980. The rest is publishing history. Critics and readers adored "A Confederacy of Dunces, " and the book went on to win the Pulitzer Prize. Now this wonderfully outrageous, hilariously funny novel is back in a new hardcover edition.

Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN: 9780802130204
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 455 g
Dimensions: 208 x 135 x 30 mm
Edition: 20th Anniversary ed.


MEDIA REVIEWS
Pulitzer Prize Winner

"A masterwork . . . the novel astonishes with its inventiveness . . . it is nothing less than a grand comic fugue."--The New York Times Book Review

"A corker, an epic comedy, a rumbling, roaring avalanche of a book."--The Washington Post

"An astonishingly good novel, radiant with intelligence and artful high comedy."--Newsweek

"One of the funniest books ever written . . . it will make you laugh out loud till your belly aches and your eyes water."--The New Republic

"The episodes explode one after the other like fireworks on a stormy night. No doubt about it, this book is destined to become a classic."--The Baltimore Sun

"The dialogue is superbly mad. You simply sweep along, unbelievably entranced."--The Boston Globe

"An astonishingly original and assured comic spree."--New York Magazine

"As hilarious as it indisputably is, A Confederacy of Dunces is a serious and important work."-- Los Angeles Herald Examiner

"If a book's price is measured against the laughs it provokes, A Confederacy of Dunces is the bargain of the year." -- Time

"A brilliant and evocative novel." --San Francisco Chronicle

"I found myself laughing out loud again and again as I read this ribald book." --Christian Science Monitor

"Crazy magnificent once-in-a-blue-moon first novel. . . . There is a touch of genius about Toole and what he has created." --Publishers Weekly

"A masterpiece of character comedy . . . brilliant, relentless, delicious, perhaps even classic." --Kirkus Reviews

"Astonishing, extravagant, lunatic, satiric, and peculiar, but it is above all genuine, skillful, and unsentimentally comic." --Booklist

Ignatius J. Reilly is Bette Midler's favorite hero of fiction (Vanity Fair, August 2008)

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“A modern day Don Quixote”

Meet Ignatius J. Reilly, an overeducated, undersexed bag of wind. Slothfully living with his alcoholic Mother at 30 in New Orleans, he believes his numerous failings are the work of a higher power. He heaves his vast... More

Paperback edition
3 similar books recommended
12th April 2016
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“What a book!!!!”

This book was handed to me in store and the customer said " Read it, this is the best book ever". All I can say now is THANK YOU! I need to read more books like this! The voices created are amazing, with... More

Paperback edition
18th February 2013
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“A picaresque classic”

The idea of the antihero in fiction was particularly prominent in American fiction during the '50's and '60's and John Kennedy Toole has created one of the most unlikeable examples of such a... More

Paperback edition
10th September 2014
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