"For My Biggest Fan": First Edition of A Prayer For Owen Meany; Signed by John Irving

  • A Prayer For Owen Meany.
  • A Prayer For Owen Meany.

A Prayer For Owen Meany.

$1,200.00

Item Number: 88427

New York: William Morrow and Company, 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, “For My Biggest Fan John Irving.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear. Jacket design by Honi Werner.

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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