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A Prayer For Owen Meany

By Irving, John




A Prayer for Owen Meany is a novel by American writer John Irving, first published in 1989. It tells the story of John Wheelwright and his best friend Owen Meany growing up together in a small New England town during the 1950-60s. Owen is a remarkable boy in many ways; he believes himself to be God's instrument and journeys on an extraordinary path of death, birth, love, disclosure and sacrifice.


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A Prayer For Owen Meany.

Irving, John

New York: Morrow, 1989. First edition of the author's seventh novel and what many consider his finest. Octavo, original half gray cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, who has added the first line of this title, "I'm a Christian because of Owen Meany John Irving." Fine in a fine dust jacket. A Prayer for Owen Meany won high praise on publication for "Irving's powerful storytelling, his gift for creating memorable characters, his humor and his elemental emotional power" (Chronology of American Literature). "Irving's powerful storytelling, his gift for creating memorable characters, his humor and his elemental emotional power stimulated critics to compare him to Charles Dickens" (Chronology of American Literature). "A rare creation in the somehow exhausted world of late 20th-century fiction-it is an amazingly brave piece of work" (Stephen King).

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$1,500.00

A Prayer for Owen Meany

Irving, John

NY: Morrow; (1989) #38 of 250 copies signed by the author on the limitation page. Brown cloth spine over white cloth boards, in a brown cloth slipcase. Publisher's acetate cover on book. Everything is fine. The scarcest and most desireable copy of one of his best novels.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover.

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$1,250.00

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A Prayer for Owen Meany.

IRVING, John.

New York: William Morrow and Company Inc.,, 1989. Octavo. Original tan and oatmeal cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt, textured endpapers. With the publisher's tan cloth slipcase. Fine in the publisher's slipcase. The signed limited issue of the first trade edition of what may be Irving's best-loved book (a substantial claim for a book by the author of The World According to Garp), and the novel from which the movie Simon Birch was adapted. The initial printing of this book was for the Franklin Press - a book club by any other name. Subsequently Morrow printed their edition of which just 250 were issued specially bound and signed. The most desirable and least common manifestation.

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$1,135.09

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A Prayer for Owen Meany

IRVING, John

New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc, 1989. First Trade Edition. As new. 8vo. Original cloth; original printed dust jacket. Signed on the title-page by Irving.

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$1,000.00

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A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY

Irving, John

NY: Wm. Morrow, 1989. First edition, first prnt. Signed by Irving on the half-title page. Cloth spine ends gently pushed, tiny faint soil spot on the topedge; dustjacket with few tiny edge wrinkles. Tight, bright copy in Very Good condition in a Near Fine dustjacket with an archival cover. Basis for the film "Simon Birch.". Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcovers. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

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$700.00

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A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY

Irving, John

Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1989 First edition. Signed by Irving as issued. "Special Message" by Irving for this edition. Frontispiece by Cary Henrie. Gilt-stamped leather-covered boards, all edges gilt, satin page marker. Issued without dustjacket. In the publisher's unopened shrinkwrap with all inserts included. Unread copy in Fine condition. Signed by Author. Hardcover. Illus. by Cary Henrie. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

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$650.00

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A Prayer For Owen Meany

John Irving

Morrow, 1989. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Fine Copy in Like Jacket. First Edition/First Printing.Signed by the Author on Title-Page.Gorgeous Copy. The Author's Masterpiece..

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$650.00

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A Prayer for Owen Meany

Irving, John

Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1989. First Trade Edition. Hardcover. 0688077080 . A Good Read ships from Toronto and Niagara Falls, NY - customers outside of North America please allow two to three weeks for delivery. ; Small spot of soiling on fore-edge of text block. Minor bruising to d/j at top spine. First Canadian trade edition. Flat-signed by Irving on title page.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author .

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$600.00

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A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY

IRVING, John

Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine, as new copy, still in shipping box. Decorated green leather. Illustrated with a color frontispiece of Owen Meany. The true First Edtion with an unspecified limitation preceding the trade edition and with an introduction by Irving not in the trade edition. SIGNED by the author, as issued.

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$562.50

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A Prayer for Owen Meany

Irving, John

New York: Morrow, 1989. First trade edition. Review copy, with photo of Irving laid in, and SIGNED by author on reverse of photo. Filmed as "Simon Birch". . SIGNED. First Trade Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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$550.00

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A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY

Irving, John

Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1989. First edition, Signed by Irving as issued. "Special Message" for this edition by Irving. Frontispiece by Cary Henrie. Publisher's announcement letter laid-in Includes Also includes the 6x9.5 inch illustrated cover card. Gilt-stamped leather-covered boards, all edges gilt, satin pagemarker. Issued without dustjacket. An unread copy in Fine condition.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcovers. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

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$500.00

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A Prayer for Owen Meany

John Irving

DeBezige. Paperback. POOR. Acceptable copy with heavy wear to cover and pages. Pages have writing and or highlighting. Might be an ex-library copy and not include CD or accessories.

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$500.00

A Prayer for Owen Meany

IRVING, John:

Pennsylvania, Franklin Library, 1989. Octavo, [ii, viii], 543, [1] pages with a colour frontispiece by Cary Henrie. Gilt-decorated leather, all edges gilt; a fine copy. 'This limited, leather-bound edition has been privately printed, and personally signed by John Irving, exclusively for The Signed First Edition Society'. It also includes 'A special message for the first edition' by the author. Loosely inserted is a one-page circular about the book from the publisher.

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$484.68

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A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY Franklin Library

John Irving

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1989. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. A Limited Edition.; Signed Limited First Edition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author .

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$475.00

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A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY Franklin Library

Irving, John

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1989. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. A Limited Edition.; Signed Limited First Edition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author .

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$470.00

A Prayer for Owen Meany

John Irving

Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1989. Full green leather with gilt lettering and ornamentation. Marbled end papers. Silk marker present. All edges gilt. Author signature on ffep with Franklin Library Signed First Edition Society promo sheet laid in. Very elaborate, collectible copy of a major Irving book.. Author. Signed, Limited. Full Leather. Near Fine/No Dust Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade.

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$450.00

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Prayer for Owen Meany

IRVING, John

NY:: William Morrow,. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1989. Hardcover. 0688077080 . First printing of the trade edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Small strip of fading at the base of the spine, else near fine in a near fine (very light, small crease at the top of the front panel) dust jacket. ; 543 pages .

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$450.00

A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY.

Irving, John.

FRANKLIN CENTER: FRANKLIN LIBRARY.. Fine with no dust jacket. 1989. First Edition. SIGNED Limited Edition. Fine in green leather binding, with gilt edges & titles, with a satin marker ribbon, without dj. as issued. Widely held to be the author's most beloved book. .

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$450.00

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A Prayer For Owen Meany

Irving, John

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library, 1989. First Edition. Full Leather. Fine/No Jacket as Issued. A handsome green leather First Edition signed by John Irving. Includes a special introduction only for this edition. With gold gilt cover designs and page edges, and bound-in silk bookmark. In fine unread condition. John Irving won the National Book Award for Fiction for "The World According to Garp" in 1980 and "Cider House Rules" was made into a successful feature film of the same name. John Irving is also the author of "A Son of the Circus."

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$446.00

A Prayer for Owen Meany

IRVING, JOHN

Franklin Center: The Franklin Library, 1989. Full green leather with gilt decorations to boards, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Signed by John Irving. Signed First Edition. A fine copy. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

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$425.00