First Edition of A Cider House Rules; Signed Merry Christmas John Irving

  • The Cider House Rules.

The Cider House Rules.


Item Number: 239

New York: Morrow, 1985.

First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Some spotting to the page edges in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author, “Merry Christmas John Irving.”

The Cider House Rules is John Irving's sixth novel. Set in rural Maine in the first half of the 20th century, it tells the story of Dr. Wilbur Larch- saint and obstetrician, founder and director of the orphanage in the town of St. Cloud's. It is also the story of Dr. Larch's favorite orphan, Homer Wells, who is never adopted. 'Superb in scope and originality, a novel as good as one could hope to find from any author, anywhere, anytime. Engrossing, moving, thoroughly satisfying" (Joseph Heller).

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