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The World According to Garp

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A special 40th anniversary edition of the bestselling coming-of-age classic novel by John Irving, with a new introduction by the author.

"He is more than popular. He is a Populist, determined to keep alive the Dickensian tradition that revels in colorful set pieces...and teaches moral lessons." (The New York Times)

The opening sentence of John Irving's breakout novel, The World According to Garp, signals the start of sexual violence, which becomes increasingly political. "Garp's mother, Jenny Fields, was arrested in Boston in 1942 for wounding a man in a movie theater." Jenny is an unmarried nurse; she becomes a single mom and a feminist leader, beloved but polarizing. Her son, Garp, is less beloved, but no less polarizing.

From the tragicomic tone of its first sentence to its mordantly funny last line -- "we are all terminal cases" -- The World According to Garp maintains a breakneck pace. The subject of sexual hatred--of intolerance of sexual minorities and differences--runs the gamut of "lunacy and sorrow."

Winner of the National Book Award, Garp is a comedy with forebodings of doom. In more than thirty languages, in more than forty countries--with more than ten million copies in print--Garp is the precursor of John Irving's later protest novels.

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“The most powerful and profound novel about women written by a man in our generation.... Like all extraordinary books, Garp defies synopsis.... A marvelous, important, permanent novel by a serious artist of remarkable powers.” (Chicago Sun-Times)

“Nothing in contemporary fiction matches it.... Irving’s blend of gravity and play is unique, audacious, almost blasphemous.... Brilliant, funny, and consistently wise; a work of vast talent.” (The New Republic)

"A large talent announces itself on practically every page." (The Book-of-the-Month Club News

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  • Juleshm
  • 10/05/2019

My fave Irving novel

Irving has a gift for capturing the irreverent, awkward and eccentric in every day moments through characters not afraid to ask lifes tough questions. This is the journey of Jenny Garp and her son T S Garp. Irving never shied away from social commentary and this novel written in the 1970s was apt for the times and remains so. Jennys beginning was from family money and puritanical parents. To their horror she became a nurse. During WW II she consciously decided to impregnate herself via circumstances bizarre to say the least. Jennys life long efforts to provide a voice for American women and dogged determinism to express without regret ideals many women reading the novel had just begun to consider created a literary character for the times. I was fortunate in that I listened to the 40th anniversary Audible book which featured John Irving reading a forward. He expressed surprise and joy the novel remains relevant. So enjoyable. A timely re release. Favorite Quotes They were involved in that awkward procedure of getting to unknow each other. All men are liars, said Roberta Muldoon, who knew this was true because she had once been a man. -John Irving The World According to Garp

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  • Bill Z
  • 08/03/2019

Authentic and relevant complexity

In The World According to Garp, you will encounter complex and authentic representations of having, raising, and losing children, building, destroying, and rebuilding romantic relationships, sexuality, gender, and fanaticism. Of the many aspects of this novel that I will carry with me, perhaps the strongest is that no matter how hard you try, you are likely to be misunderstood, especially if you grow.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02/09/2019

STILL great.

I've read this book 3 times, and listened to it once. John Irving is the only author I RE-read. Now I have a new narrator to seek out. MacLeod Andrews reads one of my favorite Irvings exactly as it should be read.

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  • Wyatt
  • 12/06/2019

A roller coaster of emotion

This book was an amazingly colorful story with fascinating characters with lots of depth. Truly worth reading again

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  • Amanda Hickey
  • 08/11/2019

Sigh...💯

My first Irving novel that I actually finished. I couldn’t get through Owen Meany, Owen Meany’s narrated voice gave me a headache. This novel was so entertaining! I really like Irving’s satire and crudeness, I giggled quite a bit throughout. Although some heartbreaking events and my disagreement with the politics, Irving has a beautiful way of writing. Roberta/Robert was by favorite character!

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  • Miranda
  • 15/09/2020

Absolutely love this book

And the narrator. The character development is incredible. Was beyond pleased with this book. Have already purchased for friends.

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  • Mary E. Earley
  • 21/08/2020

feminist novel with considerable heart

In the author's introduction he says it is a feminist novel with a considerable bit of bodily damage done to characters. He's right, but so is the author's son when he said it was a book about a father's loving anxiety for the safety of his children. It also gives insight into the struggles of being an author.

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  • Chris10587
  • 17/07/2020

perfect

story was amazing, Irving is the most skilled writer I have ever read. the book feels like it could have been written today. its so far the best Irving book I have read, I plan on reading all his books. the narrator was amazing. if Irving edited it for a stage performance it could be even better.

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  • john jackson
  • 05/06/2020

4th listen and it's still interesting and new.

there is too much in this book to write about. just listen and then listen again

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  • Joseph
  • 18/04/2020

An American Icon

People will be reading John Irving 100 years from now...Garp is Irving finding his way and his style. His character development, and his sense of irony is echoed only in the very best of fiction writers. Enjoy