John Irving

John Winslow Irving (born John Wallace Blunt, Jr. on March 2, 1942) is an American novelist and Academy Award-winning screenwriter. Irving achieved critical and popular acclaim after the international success of The World According to Garp in 1978.

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World According to Garp 9780552992053 by John Irving by John Irving
This is the life and times of T. S. Garp the bastard son of Jenny Fields a feminist leader ahead of her times. It is also the life and death of a famous mother and her almostfamous son theirs is a world of sexual extremes even of sexual assassinations. It is a novel rich with lunacy and sorrow yet the dark violent events of the story do not undermine a comedy both ribald and robust. It provides almost cheerful even hilarious evidence of its famous last line In the world according t  read more
A Widow for One Year by John Irving by John Irving
One night when she was four and sleeping in the bottom bunk of her bunk bed Ruth Cole awoke to the sound of lovemaking it was coming from her parents bedroom. This is the story of Ruth Cole. It is told in three parts on Long Island in the summer of 1958 when she is only four in 1990 when she is an unmarried woman whose personal life is not nearly as successful as her literary career and in the autumn of 1995 when Ruth Cole is a fortyoneyearold widow and mother. Shes also about  read more
The Fourth Hand by John Irving by John Irving
Imagine a young man on his way to a lessthanthirtysecond event the loss of his left hand long before he reached middle age. While reporting a story from India a New York television journalist has his left hand eaten by a lion millions of TV viewers witness the accident. In Boston a renowned hand surgeon awaits the opportunity to perform the nations first hand transplant. A married woman in Wisconsin wants to give the onehanded reporter her husbands left hand that is after her hus  read more
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The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving
The Hotel New Hampshire  read more
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
A Prayer for Owen Meany  read more
The 158-Pound Marriage (Export Ed) by John Irving
The 158-Pound Marriage (Export Ed)  read more
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Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving
In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire, a twelve-year-old boy mistakes the local constable's girlfriend for a bear. Both the twelve-year-old and his father become fugitives, pursued by the constable. Their lone protector is a fiercely libertarian logger, once a river driver, who befriends them.  read more
The Cider House Rules (Ballantine Reader's Circle) by John Irving
The Cider House Rules (Ballantine Reader's Circle)  read more
The World According To Garp (Black Swan) by John Irving
Focuses on the life and times of T S Garp, the bastard son of Jenny Fields - a feminist leader ahead of her times. This title also focuses on the life and death of a famous mother and her almost-famous son.  read more
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The mare's nest (Corgi books) by David John Cawdell Irving
1966. 313 pages. Paperback rated as Very Good - Cards, pages, and binding are better than usually found for this title and publication year. World of Rare Books specializes in old and hard-to-find titles.  read more
Coastal Navigation and Pilotage by John Irving
1965. 59 pages. Pictorial dj over yellow cloth hardback. Mild tanning and foxing to pages. Mild use marking to boards and spine. Binding remains firm. Moderate use marking and minor edge wear to dj. Unclipped.  read more
The Yachtsman's Week-End Book by John Irving
1963. 587 pages. White pictorial dust jacket over green cloth boards. Gift inscription to front endpaper. Good clean pages with bright copy and firm binding. Light foxing and tanning to endpapers and page edges. Boards are mildly rub worn, with some light shelf wear to spine, edges and corners, corners are bumped. Slight crushing to spine ends. Light wear to dust jacket with tears, nicks and creases to spine, edge and corners.  read more
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