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												A Confederacy of Dunces by  John Kennedy Toole
	 - Signed First Edition
			 - 1980
		 - from Quintessential Rare Books, LLC (SKU: ABE-1477015823810)

A Confederacy of Dunces

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A Confederacy of Dunces

by Toole, John Kennedy

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  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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LSU Press, Baton Rouge, 1980 First Edition, First Printing. An attractive sophisticated First Issue dustjacket that has the Walker Percy quote printed on the back panel of the dustjacket. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has the publisher's $12.95 printed price present and is rich in color with NO chips or tears. The book is in great shape and is bound in the publisher's cloth. The binding is tight, with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.


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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A Confederacy of Dunces
Toole, John Kennedy
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LSU Press, Baton Rouge
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