World According To Garp


‘The World According to Garp’ is the comic and compassionate coming-of-age novel that established John Irving as one of the most imaginative writers of his generation.

ISBN: 9780552992053 Author: Irving, John Publisher: BLACK SWAN Publication Date: 1st July 1986 Imprint: Black Swan Cover: Paperback Dewey: 813.54 (edition:22) Pages: 603 Edition: Reprint Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

This is the life and times of T. S. Garp, the bastard son of Jenny Fields – a feminist leader ahead of her times. It is also the life and death of a famous mother and her almost-famous son; theirs is a world of sexual extremes – even of sexual assassinations. It is a novel rich with ‘lunacy and sorrow’; yet the dark, violent events of the story do not undermine a comedy both ribald and robust. It provides almost cheerful, even hilarious evidence of its famous last line: “In the world according to Garp, we are all terminal cases.”

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