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A Confederacy of Dunces. John Kennedy Toole (Penguin Essentials)

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Description for A Confederacy of Dunces. John Kennedy Toole (Penguin Essentials) Paperback. Ignatius J Reilly is fat, flatulent, eloquent and almost unemployable. By the standards of ordinary folk he is pretty much unhinged, too. But is he bothered by this? No. For this misanthropic crusader against an America fallen into vice and ignorance has a mission: to rescue a naked female philosopher in distress. Series: Penguin Essentials. Num Pages: 416 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 180 x 112 x 26. Weight in Grams: 238.

ONE OF THE BBC'S 100 NOVELS THAT SHAPED OUR WORLD

'This is probably my favourite book of all time' Billy Connolly

A pithy, laugh-out-loud story following John Kennedy Toole's larger-than-life Ignatius J. Reilly, floundering his way through 1960s New Orleans, beautifully resigned with cover art by Gary Taxali
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'This city is famous for its gamblers, prostitutes, exhibitionists, anti-Christs, alcoholics, sodomites, drug addicts, fetishists, onanists, pornographers, frauds, jades, litterbugs, and lesbians . . . don't make the mistake of bothering me.'


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Product Details

Publisher
Penguin
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2011
Series
Penguin Essentials
Condition
New
Number of Pages
416
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780241951590
SKU
V9780241951590
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 5 to 9 working days
Ref
99-99

About John Kennedy Toole
John Kennedy Toole was born in New Orleans in 1937. He received a master's degree in English from Columbia University and taught at Hunter College and at the University of Southwestern Louisiana. He wrote A Confederacy of Dunces in the early sixties and tried unsuccessfully to get the novel published; depressed, at least in part by his failure to place ... Read more

Reviews for A Confederacy of Dunces. John Kennedy Toole (Penguin Essentials)
I succumbed, stunned and seduced, page after page, vocal with delight. A masterwork of comedy
New York Times
A fine funny novel. This is the kind of book one wants to keep quoting from
Anthony Burgess Every reviewer has loved it. For once, everyone is right
Rolling Stone

Goodreads reviews for A Confederacy of Dunces. John Kennedy Toole (Penguin Essentials)


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