Setting Free the Bears; Signed by John Irving

  • Setting Free the Bears.

Setting Free the Bears.


Item Number: 244

New York: Ballentine Books, 1970.

First paperback edition of Irving’s first book. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers as issue. Signed by John Irving on the title page. In near fine condition.

With the publication of Setting Free the Bears, the Saturday Review prophetically called Irving "astonishing A writer of uncommon imaginative power. Whatever he writes, it will be worth reading." "Setting Free the Bears is the most nourishing, satisfying comedy I have read in years. I admire the hell out of it" (Kurt Vonnegut Jr.).

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