The world according to Garp
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Published:
New York : Prince Frederick, MD : Random House Audio ; Distributed by Recorded Books, [2005], p1998.
Format:
CD audio book
Edition:
Unabridged.
Physical Desc:
17 sound discs (20 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 6.7 - AR Pts: 33
Status:
Description
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 and times of T. S. Garp, novelist and bastard son of Jenny Fields--a feminist leader ahead of her time. Beyond that, The World According to Garp virtually defies synopsis. ----"Nothing in contemporary fiction matches it," said critic Terrence Des Pres. "Irving's blend of gravity and play is unique, audacious, almost blasphemous. . . . Friendship, marriage and family are his primary themes, but at that blundering level of life where mishap and folly--something close to joyful malice--perpetually intrude and disrupt, often fatally. Life, in Irving's fiction, is always under siege." Time magazine commented: "Irving's popularity is not hard to understand. His world is really the world according to nearly everyone." ----This Modern Library edition includes a new Introduction by the author. The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foundation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with affordable hardbound editons of impor-tant works of literature and thought. For the Modern Library's seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoringas its emblem the running torchbearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inaugurating a new program of selecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780739320891 (liner), 0739320890 (liner)
Reading Level:
UG
Level 6.7, 33 Points

Notes

General Note
Compact disc.
General Note
Title from container.
General Note
Previously released on cassette, p1998.
General Note
In container (17 cm.)
Participants/Performers
Narrated by Michael Prichard ; with an afterword read by the author.
Description
Journey through generations and across two continents with the astonishing family of T.S. Garp, bastard son of a belligerent mother. Garp loves, lusts, labors and triumphs in a world of assassins, wrestlers, feminist fanatics, tantalizing teenage babysitters, adoring children and a wayward wife. His life is comic, tragic, violent and tender, his world outrageous, and it is as real as our own.
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Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Irving, J., & Prichard, M. (20051998). The world according to Garp. Unabridged. New York : Prince Frederick, MD: Random House Audio ; Distributed by Recorded Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Irving, John, 1942- and Michael Prichard. 20051998. The World According to Garp. New York : Prince Frederick, MD: Random House Audio ; Distributed by Recorded Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Irving, John, 1942- and Michael Prichard, The World According to Garp. New York : Prince Frederick, MD: Random House Audio ; Distributed by Recorded Books, 20051998.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Irving, John, and Michael Prichard. The World According to Garp. Unabridged. New York : Prince Frederick, MD: Random House Audio ; Distributed by Recorded Books, 20051998.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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