Modern Library Edition of The World According to Garp; Signed by John Irving

  • The World According to Garp.

The World According to Garp.


Item Number: 79344

New York: The Modern Library, 1998.

First edition of the Modern Library edition of the author’s breakthrough novel. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by John Irving on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Photograph by Shyla Irving. With a new introduction by the author.

The World According To Garp is a comic and compassionate coming-of-age novel that established John Irving as one of the most imaginative writers of his generation. A worldwide bestseller since its publication in 1978, Irving's classic is filled with stories inside stories about the life of T.S. Garp, novelist and son of Jenny Fields. "There is something of Byron about John Irving. Not only is it that he woke after the publication of The World According To Garp to find himself famous, but the extremity of his opinions and the nervous violence of his language recall that intemperate noleman, and like Byron, he would certainly say that love is no sinecure" (Robertson Davies). It is the basis for the 1982 film produced and directed by George Roy Hill, written by Steve Tesich, and starring Robin Williams in the title role. For their roles, John Lithgow and Glenn Close were respectively nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the 55th Academy Awards.

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