“If you care about something you have to protect it – If you’re lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it”: First British Edition of A Prayer For Owen Meany; Signed by John Irving

  • A Prayer For Owen Meany.

A Prayer For Owen Meany.

Item Number: 246

London: Bloomsbury, 1989.

First British edition. Octavo. Signed by John Irving on the title page. Fine in a very good dust jacket that shows some fading to the spine.

"Irving's powerful storytelling, his gift for creating memorable characters, his humor and his elemental emotional power stimulated critics to compare him to Charles Dickens" (Chronology of American Literature). "A rare creation in the somehow exhausted world of late 20th-century fiction-it is an amazingly brave piece of work" (Stephen King).