The World According to Garp (Hardback)
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The World According to Garp (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 02/07/2009

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A special limited edition of nine classic novels produced to coincide with Weidenfeld & Nicolson's 60th anniversary. Designed by the award-winning advertising agency Fallon with special endpapers commissioned from ground-breaking artists. The endpapers for this title have been designed by Karl Grandin. Heir to a shoe-manufacturing fortune and a Wellesley dropout, Jenny Fields becomes a nurse, which isn't quite the thing for a girl of her station. Nor is her decision to reject the world of men - though only after taking advantage of the accidentally lobotomized war veteran, Technical Sergeant Garp. The product of their unconventional union, T.S. Garp follows in the writerly footsteps of his mother, whose memoir, 'A Sexual Suspect', has become an unlikely feminist bible. Plunged headlong into a world of transsexual ex-footballers and feminists who cut their own tongues out, and now with a third generation on his hands, Garp struggles in his writings to make sense of an existence 'filled with lunacy and sorrow', where, as his mentor puts it, 'we are all terminal cases'.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780297858874
Weight: 572 g
Dimensions: 202 x 134 x 41 mm

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“Fiction at its finest”

When I first read this I was quite shocked by just how much affinity I had with Garp, to the point that I thought Irving had written me as a character before I was even born.
At times hilarious, others tragic, The... More

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“A truly sad tale of life and love”

I was recommended this by one of my colleagues in work, she said that I would love it. She was right. The novel follows the life of a T.S. Garp as he finds love, follows his dream of becoming a writer and his love of... More

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“The world according to Irving”

To read John Irving is to surround yourself in his world and enjoy his amazing story telling ability. There are a number of themes throughout his books; his interest in wrestling, his love of the underdog, his battle... More

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