A Prayer For Owen Meany; Signed by John Irving

  • A Prayer For Owen Meany.

A Prayer For Owen Meany.

Item Number: 81127

New York: The Modern Library, 2002.

Early printing of the Modern Library edition. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated endpapers. Boldly signed by John Irving on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. With a new introduction by the author.

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).