"I am a Christian Because of Owen Meany": First Edition of A Prayer For Owen Meany; Lengthily Signed by John Irving

  • A Prayer For Owen Meany.

A Prayer For Owen Meany.

$1,500.00

Item Number: 253

New York: Morrow, 1989.

First edition of the author’s seventh novel and what many consider his finest. Octavo, original half gray cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, who has added the first line of this title, “I’m a Christian because of Owen Meany John Irving.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.

A Prayer for Owen Meany won high praise on publication for “Irving’s powerful storytelling, his gift for creating memorable characters, his humor and his elemental emotional power” (Chronology of American Literature). "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).

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