A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole 1980


  • Author: John Kennedy Toole
  • Publisher: Louisana State University Press, 1980
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Size: 8vo
  • Attributes:

First edition, 2nd printing. Tan cloth slightly dirtied. Binding tight, interior fine. DJ is chipped at spine ends, few closed tears along the edges. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize 1981. Overall a Near Fine copy in a VG DJ of this scarce title.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize“A masterwork . . . the novel astonishes with its inventiveness . . . it is nothing less than a grand comic fugue.”—The New York Times Book Review

A Confederacy of Dunces is an American comic masterpiece. John Kennedy Toole’s hero, one Ignatius J. Reilly, is “huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, a latter-day Gargantua, a Don Quixote of the French Quarter. His story bursts with wholly original characters, denizens of New Orleans’ lower depths, incredibly true-to-life dialogue, and the zaniest series of high and low comic adventures” (Henry Kisor, Chicago Sun-Times).

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