The Cider House Rules.

Signed Limited First Edition of John Irving's The Cider House Rules

The Cider House Rules.



Item Number: 117269

Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1985.

Signed limited first edition of Irving’s sixth novel. Octavo, original leather, gilt titles and tooling, raised bands, all edges gilt, frontispiece by Scott Reynolds. Boldly signed by John Irving. In fine condition, with the original letter from the publisher laid in.

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). Basis for the 1999 film directed by Lasse Hallstrom, starring Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron and Michael Caine. Irving won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, while Michael Caine won his second Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

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