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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.


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A Son of the Circus

John Irving

Random House Value Publishing, 1996-10-02. Hardcover. Good.

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$965.10

A Son of the Circus

Irving, John

Random House Value Publishing. Hardcover. 0517172267 Like New. Clean, Tight and Neat. Five star seller - Buy with confidence! . Fine.

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$894.89

A Son of the Circus

Irving, John

Random House Value Publishing. Hardcover. 0517172267 Very Good Condition. Tight and Neat. Five star seller - Buy with confidence! . Very Good.

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$894.89

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.

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

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$200.00

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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$200.00

A Son of the Circus

Irving, John

New York: Random House, 1994. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. BOOK FINE/JACKET FINE. 8vo - over 7¾"" - 9¾"" tall. Signed by Author. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on a decorative bookplate. AN EXTREMELY CLEAN, ATTRACTIVE COPY WITH A BRIGHT, BEAUTIFUL DUSTJACKET IN NEW, GLOSSY BRODART. 1ST PRINTING. NO PREVIOUS OWNER MARKINGS. 633 pages. This is not a remainder or bookclub. AN EXCEPTIONAL COLLECTIBLE COPY IN GIFT GIVING CONDITION!

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$195.00

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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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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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$175.00

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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$144.96

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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$125.00

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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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$125.00

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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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$124.96

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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$120.00

A Son of the Circus

IRVING, JOHN

Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1994. First Edition. Signed by the author. Publisher’s full leather; shrink wrapped with their promotional sheet for this book’s publication in the Signed First Edition Library.

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$100.00

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A SON OF THE CIRCUS.

Irving, John.

Franklin Center:: Franklin Library,. 1994.. First edition. SIGNED limited edition published for members of "The Signed First Edition Society" that precedes the first trade edition. Includes an introductory "special message for the first edition" by Irving. One of an undisclosed number of copies. Fine as issued in full red leather, gilt-decorated boards with raised spine bands, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, and ribbon place marker. .

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$100.00

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A Son of the Circus

Irving, John

Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A.: Random House Inc, 1994. First Trade EDITION. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. NOT EX -LIBRARY BOOK NOT REMAINDER. Collectible Condition.

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$100.00

A Son of the Circus (SIGNED)

Irving, John

Franklin Center, Penn.: The Franklin Library, 1994. 633 pages, 8vo. Signed by the author John Irving. The Signed First Edition Society. Bound in genuine leather with gilt decoractions and lettering, gilt page edges, bounded silk ribbon bookmark, marbled endpapers. Minor shelfwear. Tightly bound, no marks. Volume is in Near Fine condition.. Signed. Signed First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Illus. by Soderlind, Kirsten.

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$100.00