9780807159606-0807159603-A Confederacy of Dunces: A Novel

A Confederacy of Dunces: A Novel

ISBN-13: 9780807159606
ISBN-10: 0807159603
Edition: New
Author: Toole, John Kennedy
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: LSU Press
Format: Hardcover 360 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780807159606
ISBN-10: 0807159603
Edition: New
Author: Toole, John Kennedy
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: LSU Press
Format: Hardcover 360 pages

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Acknowledged authors Toole, John Kennedy wrote A Confederacy of Dunces: A Novel comprising 360 pages back in 2014. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0807159603 and 9780807159606. Since then A Confederacy of Dunces: A Novel textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.95 or rent at the marketplace.

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After more than three decades, the peerless wit and indulgent absurdity of A Confederacy of Dunces continues to attract new readers. Though the manuscript was rejected by many publishers during Toole's lifetime, his mother successfully published the book years after her son's suicide, and it won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. This literary underdog and comic masterpiece has sold more than two million copies in twenty-three languages.

The 35th anniversary edition of A Confederacy of Dunces celebrates Toole's novel as well as one of the most memorable protagonists in American literature, Ignatius J. Reilly, whom Walker Percy dubbed "slob extraordinaire, a mad Oliver Hardy, a fat Don Quixote, a perverse Thomas Aquinas rolled into one." Set in New Orleans with a wild cast of characters including Ignatius and his mother; Miss Trixie, the octogenarian assistant accountant at Levi Pants; inept, wan Patrolman Mancuso; Darlene, the Bourbon Street stripper with a penchant for poultry; and Jones, the jivecat in space-age dark glasses, the novel serves as an outlandish but believable tribute to a city defined by its parade of eccentric denizens.

The genius of A Confederacy of Dunces is reaffirmed as successive generations embrace this extravagant satire. Adulation for Toole's comic epic remains as intense today as thirty-five years ago.

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