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A Son Of the Circus

By Irving, John




A Son of the Circus is a novel by John Irving written and/or published in 1994. Though the setting is Mumbai (Bombay) India and though the book describes the "Blue Nile" circus in details the novel has many other story lines, of which the most important is the growing human understanding in the main character, Farrokh Daruwalla. The novel includes a crime-story that links the other plotlines: A series of murders take place in Bombay and nearby places. When this affects an upper-class club and Daruwalla's stepson is threatened, the killings are investigated by a sympathetic criminal inspector who long ago married a girl who had witnessed one of the murders. Another story line concerns twin brothers who do not know each other at first. One is a famous movie actor starring in the Inspector Dhar series, which are scripted by none other than Dr. Daruwalla. The other is a Jesuit who causes all sorts of confusion when he arrives and gets on everyone's nerves. The twins meet when the Jesuit apprentice leaves his religious ambitions behind.


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A Son of the Circus

Irving, John

Random House, NY, 1994. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. " 'A Son of the Circus' is comic genius...Get ready for Irving's most raucous novel to date." [The Boston Globe] "Dr. Farrokh Daruwalla, reared in Bombay by maverick foes of tradition, educated in Vienna, married to an Austrian and long a resident of Toronto, is a 59-year-old without a country, culture or religion to call his own...." [NY Newsday] "[Irving] spills characters from his imagination as agilely as improbable numbers of clowns pile out of a tiny car... [H]is Indian characters are vibrant and convincing." [The Wall Street Journal] There is a protective mylar cover. 1ST US TRADE EDITION.

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$225.00

A Son of the Circus

IRVING, John

(Toronto): Knopf Canada, (1994). First edition. Signed by Irving. Uncorrected proof copy of the first Canadian edition. Fine in pale blue wrappers..

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$200.00

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A SON OF THE CIRCUS.

Irving, John.

(London}:: Bloomsbury. (1994).. First UK edition. Uncorrected proof in printed wraps, SIGNED by the author on the title page. Wraps just slightly soiled with very minor wear on corners. Scarce signed. .

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A SON OF THE CIRCUS.

Irving, John.

NY: RANDOM HOUSE.. Fine. 1994. First Edition. 1135494096 . UNCORRECTED PROOF. SIGNED by John Irving. One of an unspecified number of copies which the Random House publicity department, acting on the author's wishes, removed the front endpaper, before distributing to reviewers and booksellers prior to publication. Fine in patterned blue & white printed wrappers. .

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A Son of The Circus.

Irving, John.

New York:: Random House,, 1994. 0679434968. A Fine tight copy in glossy wraps. This copy is signed by Irving. .

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A SON OF THE CIRCUS

Irving, John

New York: Random House, 1994. First trade edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in a similar near fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the half-title page. Author's eighth novel. This book marks a return to Random House, where Irving had his first three books published. In terms of its setting and cast of characters, the novel seems a significant departure for Irving. Though the setting is Mumbai, India, and though the book describes the "Great Blue Nile" circus in detail, the novel has many other storylines. A key narrative thread is the growing human understanding in the main character, Farrokh Daruwalla. 633pp.

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A SON OF THE CIRCUS.

Irving, John.

FRANKLIN CENTER: FRANKLIN LIBRARY.. Fine with no dust jacket. 1994. First Edition. Full-Leather. SIGNED Limited Edition. Fine in deep red leather binding, with gilt stamping & edges & a satin marker ribbon, without dj. as issued. (B); Signed by Author .

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$150.00

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A Son of the Circus

Irving, John

New York: Random House. 1994. F First Edition Thus. S Paperback. Near Fine. Slight creases and rubbing to wrappers (chiefly to upper wrapper); first preliminary leaf excised (with partial stub at spine edge, as is usual); slight internal browning to few edges; else a near fine copy internally. xviii, 633, [2] pages. Author's eighth novel, concerning a Parsi doctor in Canada (and including elements of a murder mystery set in Goa twenty years before). "Advance Uncorrected Proof" (upper wrapper; with tentative publication date of September 1994 and tentative price of $25.00 on upper wrapper). Signed by Irving in black ink on title page (beneath printed name); first preliminary leaf cut out (as per the author's instructions). Nice, tight copy, in decorative blue/white wrappers (with repeated Random House logo). Signed: I Signed by Author

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A Son Of The Circus

Irving, John

New York: Random House, 1994. Advance Uncorrected Proof. Very good condition. Signed by author on the title page. Bound in the publisher's original blue and white wrappers.

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$144.00

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A Son of the Circus

Irving, John

New York: Random House, 1994. SIGNED . Front cover crease(visible only on inside)..1st page excised by publisher, as with all other copies of this advance.. First Edition. Printed Wrappers. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advance Uncorrected Proof.

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A Son Of The Circus (Signed First Edition)

IRVING, John

New York: Random House, 1994. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. The eighth novel from the author of "A Prayer For Owen Meany." A fine copy in a very near fine dust jacket. Signed by Irving on the title page.

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A SON OF THE CIRCUS

IRVING, John

Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, (1994). First Edition. Hardcover. New in shrinkwrap. Limited and true First Edition bound in decorated leather and SIGNED by the author with a preface by him not in the trade edition.

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A Son of the Circus

Irving, John

NP [Toronto, ON, Canada?]: Alfred A. Knopf Canada. 1994. F First Edition Thus. S Paperback. Near Fine. Slight rubbing to wrappers (chiefly to edges); slight internal browning to few edges; else a near fine copy internally. xviii, 633, [2] pages. Author's eighth novel, concerning a Parsi doctor in Canada (and including elements of a murder mystery set in Goa twenty years before). "Uncorrected Proof" (upper wrapper; with tentative publication date of September 10, 1994, tentative price of $32.00 (Canadian) and Knopf ISBN on upper wrapper). Signed by Irving in dark blue ink on publisher's printed paper label (with Knopf Canada logo at head and unpeeled backing to adhesive side). Nice, tight copy in light blue wrappers, with spine and upper wrapper printed black. Signed: I Signed by Author

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A Son of the Circus

Irving, John

Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1994. Book. Illus. by Kirsten Soderlind. Fine. Leather. Signed by Author, Tipped in Page. Signed First Edition Society. NEW COPY..

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A Son of the Circus

John Irving

Brilliance Audio. MP3 CD. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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A Son of the Circus

John Irving

Ballantine Books. Paperback. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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A Son of the Circus

JOHN IRVING

Franklin Library. Hardcover. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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A Son of the Circus

John Irving

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A Son of the Circus (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

John Irving

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A Son of the Circus

John Irving

Ballantine Books. Paperback. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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