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A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole - First Edition - from Anthony Greene (SKU: 2019_183)

A Confederacy of Dunces

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A Confederacy of Dunces

by John Kennedy Toole

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About This Item

First edition, second printing in a first state dust jacket with price clipped corner. Minor wear to jacket edges and corner chipping.

Synopsis

A Confederacy of Dunces is a picaresque novel written by John Kennedy Toole, published in 1980, 11 years after the author's suicide. The book was published through the efforts of writer Walker Percy (who also contributed a revealing foreword) and Toole's mother Thelma Toole, quickly becoming a cult classic, and later a mainstream success. Toole posthumously won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1981. It is an important part of the 'modern canon' of Southern literature.

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On Dec 7 2004, Pazzo Books said:
One of the most built up novels of all time - while it didn't fall flat on its face by any means, the build up ruins it. Extremely funny at times, but impossibly uneven. If no one has ever told you it's the best book ever, give it a try.

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Bookseller
Anthony Greene US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
2019_183
Title
A Confederacy of Dunces
Author
John Kennedy Toole
Format/binding
Tight
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Louisiana State University Press

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A full refund of the purchase price, minus postage costs, will be provided if the seller is notified within 5 days of receipt and the book is returned within 10 days of receipt in the original condition. I prefer to ship international orders by air because of delays and other issues that can frequently occur. I will refund postage overages, after shipping and insurance costs are calculated and confirmed. I do not charge for packing materials or handling.

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Anthony Greene

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About Anthony Greene

I buy and sell books to support a lifelong habit of collecting authors I treasure. I have a passion for story telling and vision. I have a large collection of authors, primarily in modern fiction, non fiction and children's literature. I am releasing many titles back into the world; first editions, many signed, some rare. Hit me up with questions; I will respond as quickly as possible. Thank you for your interest.

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chipping
A defect in which small pieces are missing from the edges; fraying or small pieces of paper missing the edge of a paperback, or...[more]
jacket
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price clipped
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first state
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edges
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