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The World According To Garp

By Irving, John




John Irving has been nominated for a National Book Award three times–winning once, in 1980, for the novel The World According to Garp. A Prayer for Owen Meany was published in 1989. In 1992, Mr. Irving was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma. In 2000, he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules–a film with seven Academy Award nominations.


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The World According to Garp.

Irving, John

New York: E.P. Dutton, 1978. First edition of the author's fourth novel an most famous novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author on the title page to his editor David Kent, "For David Kent with my admiration and affection John Irving." Kent's small address label to the front free endpaper, fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear. An outstanding association copy. The World According To Garp is a comic and compassionate coming-of-age novel that established John Irving as one of the most imaginative writers of his generation. A worldwide bestseller since its publication in 1978, Irving's classic is filled with stories inside stories about the life of T.S. Garp, novelist and son of Jenny Fields. "There is something of Byron about John Irving. Not only is it that he woke after the publication of The World According To Garp to find himself famous, but the extremity of his opinions and the nervous violence of his language recall that intemperate noleman, and like Byron, he would certainly say that love is no sinecure" (Robertson Davies). It was made into the 1982 film directed by George Roy Hill and starring Robin Williams in the title role. For their roles, John Lithgow and Glenn Close were respectively nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the 55th Academy Awards.

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$2,500.00

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The World According to Garp.

Irving, John

New York: Dutton, 1978. The uncorrected proof of the first edition of the author's breakthrough novel. Octavo, original green wrappers. Signed by the author, who has added the words, "In [The World According to Garp], we are all terminal cases John Irving." In very good condition with some light sunning to the extremities. Rare. The World According To Garp is a comic and compassionate coming-of-age novel that established John Irving as one of the most imaginative writers of his generation. A worldwide bestseller since its publication in 1978, Irving's classic is filled with stories inside stories about the life of T.S. Garp, novelist and son of Jenny Fields. "There is something of Byron about John Irving. Not only is it that he woke after the publication of The World According To Garp to find himself famous, but the extremity of his opinions and the nervous violence of his language recall that intemperate noleman, and like Byron, he would certainly say that love is no sinecure" (Robertson Davies).

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The World According to Garp.

Irving, John

New York: E.P. Dutton, 1978. First edition of the author's fourth novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the half title page in a contemporary hand, "For John another world according to a water-method man, John Irving." A warm inscription linking Irving's second and fourth novel, the latter proving to be his breakthrough work. The World According To Garp is a comic and compassionate coming-of-age novel that established John Irving as one of the most imaginative writers of his generation. A worldwide bestseller since its publication in 1978, Irving's classic is filled with stories inside stories about the life of T.S. Garp, novelist and son of Jenny Fields. "There is something of Byron about John Irving. Not only is it that he woke after the publication of The World According To Garp to find himself famous, but the extremity of his opinions and the nervous violence of his language recall that intemperate noleman, and like Byron, he would certainly say that love is no sinecure" (Robertson Davies).

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$2,200.00

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The World According to Garp

IRVING, John

New York: Dutton, 1978. First. hardcover. near fine/fine. 8vo, cloth backed boards, d.w. New York: Dutton, (1978). First Edition. Presentation copy to theater critic Howard Kissel. "For Howard whose fondness for this book- and understanding thereof - naturally warms my heart". His breakthrough book, with a lovely inscription. Near fine, with some light spotting on top edge.

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$1,700.00

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The World According to Garp

IRVING, John

NY: Dutton. (1978). The second issue of the uncorrected proof copy, in tall green wrappers. Erasures and label removal shadow on the front cover; small label affixed to spine; near fine. Not as scarce as the mustard-colored proof, but many times scarcer than the white advance reading copy. First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine.

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$1,000.00

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The World According To Garp - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Irving, John

New York: E. P. Dutton. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1978. First Edition; First Printing. 1/4 Cloth. 0525237704 . A handsome first edition/first printing in Fine in a very nearly Fine dust-jacket with two short closed tears to front panel. Signed by author John Irving on the title page. An attractive collectible, rather scarce; Irving's fourth book, about the life of T. S. Garp, and his famous mother, Jenny Fields. Whilst Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer, Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an opportune time, and finds herself as a magnet for all manner of distressed women. Basis for the movie starring Robin Williams, Mary Beth Hurt and Glenn Close; [x], 437, [1] pages; Signed by Author .

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$990.00

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The World According to Garp

IRVING, John

NY: Dutton. (1978). The advance reading copy of his fourth novel and breakthrough book, which went into numerous printings, became a multi-million copy bestseller and a National Book Award winner in its paperback release. The first printing of Garp was reported at 35,000 copies; none of Irving's previous books had sold even 5,000 copies, with one of them having had sales under 2000. Irving switched publishers for this book, and his new publisher decided to promote the novel heavily. After issuing two sets of proofs in small numbers for early readers and reviewers, Dutton printed this advance reading copy for wide distribution to the book trade. It worked in bringing attention to Irving's novel, which became a bestseller; since then, Irving's books have had six-figure first printings and his reputation as a major American novelist is secure. The publisher's risk, in producing such a large first printing, and their marketing efforts -- including creating this advance copy -- played no small part in this transformation. This copy is signed by the author. Spine creased and faded; light spotting; near fine in wrappers. First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine.

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$900.00

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The World According to Garp

IRVING, John

NY: Dutton. (1978). The advance reading copy of his fourth novel and breakthrough book, which went into numerous printings, became a multi-million copy bestseller and a National Book Award winner in its paperback release. The first printing of Garp was reported at 35,000 copies; none of Irving's previous books had sold even 5,000 copies, with one of them having had sales under 2000. Irving switched publishers for this book, and his new publisher decided to promote the novel heavily. After issuing two sets of proofs in small numbers for early readers and reviewers, Dutton printed this advance reading copy for wide distribution to the book trade. It worked in bringing attention to Irving's novel, which became a bestseller; since then, Irving's books have had six-figure first printings and his reputation as a major American novelist is secure. The publisher's risk, in producing such a large first printing, and their marketing efforts -- including creating this advance copy -- played no small part in this transformation. This copy is signed by the author. Spine cocked and creased, with staining to covers; about very good in wrappers. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good.

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$850.00

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The World According to Garp

Irving, John

New York: A Henry Robbins Book. E.P. Dutton, 1978. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Yellow boards, black cloth spine. Very fine copy in fine dust jacket. Beautiful copy of the author's most famous book. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Made into a movie in 1982.

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$750.00

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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP

IRVING, John

1978. Fine. IRVING, John. THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP. New York: E. P. Dutton/A Henry Robbins Book (1978). First edition, a presentation copy inscribed by the author in green ink on the blank verso facing the title page. 437 pp. 8vo., quarter black cloth stamped in gilt over mustard colored paper covered boards. Near fine, slightly rolled, in a price clipped dust jacket.

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$675.00

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Scott, Russell Jr. M.D.

Houston: Russell Scott. Very Good with no dust jacket. 2004. First Edition. paperback. Six Chapters Alden, Allday, Arnold, Beaumont, Coats, Cranz, Cullen, Deestotevill, Easthman, Forsgard, Fregoe, Hennessey, Hicks, Huguenin, ; 154 pages pages; Jonsson, Kessler, Lacey, Lusk, Marshall, McCullough, Robertson, Russell, Samuelsson, Scott, Simmons, Slater, Smith, Wakeman, Wimberly and Wright. .

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The World According to Garp.

Irving, John

New York: Dutton, 1978. The advance reading copy of the first edition of the author's breakthrough novel. Octavo. Original wrappers. Signed by the author, who has added the words, "In [The World According to Garp], we are all terminal cases John Irving." A good copy that shows some sunning to the spine, some soiling to the cover and top edge. A nice inscription. The World According To Garp is a comic and compassionate coming-of-age novel that established John Irving as one of the most imaginative writers of his generation. A worldwide bestseller since its publication in 1978, Irving's classic is filled with stories inside stories about the life of T.S. Garp, novelist and son of Jenny Fields. "There is something of Byron about John Irving. Not only is it that he woke after the publication of The World According To Garp to find himself famous, but the extremity of his opinions and the nervous violence of his language recall that intemperate noleman, and like Byron, he would certainly say that love is no sinecure" (Robertson Davies).

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$650.00

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IRVING, John

New York: E. P. Dutton, (1978). First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in a Near Fine dustwrapper. National Book Award winner, made into a successful film. INSCRIBED "For Charlie" and boldly SIGNED on the half title page by the author, quite uncommon as such. Irving's signature, unfortunately, like Capote's and a few others, is often forged so what appear to be bargains are usually costly mistakes.

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$625.00

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The World According to Garp

Irving, John

U.S.A.: Dutton Adult, 1978 A very good first edition, first printing, in a fine dust jacket, inscribed by John Irving on the title page. Laid in is a letter from Irving's assistant enclosing the books signed by Irving.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fine.

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The World According to Garp

John Irving

New York, New York, U.S.A.: E P Dutton, 1978. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 1978 E P Dutton TRUE STATED FIRST EDITION FIRST printing **SIGNED** on the half-title page of Irving's best loved work. A great collectible in NF/VG condition. The HB is super clean inside and out save for a bit of fading at the spine ends.The unclipped DJ has very minor wear along the edges, corners and spine ends. An excellent copy! **Brenbooks specializes in first edition books made into films, many signed!.

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$595.00

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The World According to Garp

Irving, John

New York: Dutton. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1978. First Edition. Hardcover. 0525237704 . Navy quarter bound cloth, gold boards, spine gilt, burgundy endpapers. First edition with full number line. Inscribed by Irving to title page. Faintest trace of rubbing to bottom board edge. The unclipped jacket has price of $10.95 and touch of rubbing to spine ends/corners. A tight square unmarked copy in unclipped jacket. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author .

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The World According to Garp

Irving, John

New York, New York, U.S.A.: E P Dutton, 1978. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth & Boards. Near Fine/Near Fine. A handsome First Edition [so stated], First Printing of John Irving's fourth and most popular book. In gold and navy cloth & boards with natural toning and roughness to the page edges as is typical of this edition. Slight touches of wear to the spine ends, otherwise fine. With number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. 437 pp. The navy blue dustjacket is complete with the original price ($10.95) and "0478" on the back panel. In fine condition but missing a chip on the upper edge with other touches of wear and tears at the edge creases. In protective archival plastic cover. John Irving is one of America's best known authors whose other works include " The 158-pound Marriage," "Setting Free the Bears," "A Prayer for Owen Meany," "The Cider House Rules," and "A Widow for One Year." This book won the 1980 National Book Award and was the basis for the 2001 film stariring Robin Williams and John Litgow.

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$551.00

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The World According to Garp

Irving, John

NY: Dutton. Very Good. 1978. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. 0-525-23770-4 . A lightly read copy of the advance ready copy. Inscribed on the fep by Irving, plus included is a note showing Irving stated the signature is his. Spots of soil on the upper front cover. Two creases to the spine, and 1/2" worn spot at the bottom of the front hinge. On the edge of very good +. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 437 pages; Signed by Author .

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The World According to Garp.

Irving, John.

E. P. Dutton, 1978. First edition, first printing., 1978.. First edition, first printing.. Fine in near fine dust jacket with very minor edge-wear and minor color transfer to verso of jacket; red text to spine (author name and publisher) very lightly sunned, in mylar cover.. Signed bookplate laid in.

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$525.00

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The World According to Garp (Modern Library)

Irving, John

Modern Library. Hardcover. 0679603069 original 1978 Dutton hard cover - 1st edition 1st printing - boldly signed by Irving on 1/2 title page - sun fade to cover at cloth binding - some staining to cover and page edge - gift inscription on front end paper - minor wear to edge of dust jacket - not price clipped ($10.95) - now in mylar cover - binding strong contents clean - enjoy . Good.

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$475.00