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"The greatest, wildest author of his generation". ("Guardian"). We could tell you the year is 1944, that the main character is called Tyrone Slothrop ...Show synopsis"The greatest, wildest author of his generation". ("Guardian"). We could tell you the year is 1944, that the main character is called Tyrone Slothrop and that he has a problem because bombs are falling across Europe and crashing to earth at the exact locations of his sexual conquests. But that doesn't really begin to cover it. Reading this book is like falling down a rabbit hole into an outlandish, sinister, mysterious, absurd, compulsive netherworld. As the "Financial Times" said, 'you must forget earlier notions about life and letters and even the Novel.' Forty years since publication, "Gravity's Rainbow" has lost none of its power to enthral.Hide synopsis
Edition: Paperback 1st edition issued simultaneously with cloth.
Binding: Trade paperback
Publisher: Viking Books
Description:Good. Mild sun-fade to spine. Gift inscription on front flyleaf....Good. Mild sun-fade to spine. Gift inscription on front flyleaf. Moderate rubbing. Good Plus. First edition. Sewn binding. 760 p. Audience: General/trade. Viking Compass C374 with $4.95 price on front cover
Description:1 b/w Photograph (title page); Few b/w Decorations. Very Good-...1 b/w Photograph (title page); Few b/w Decorations. Very Good- 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" Tall (thick) Slight scratches, creases, rubbing and browning to wrappers (chiefly at extremities); previous owner's ink name on half-title page; slight bumping to corners; slight internal browning to edges. , 760 pages. First softcover issue (simultaneous with the hardcover edition) of the famed allegorico-picaresque fantasy, set at the close of the Second World War in Europe; dedicated to Richard Farina. Fairly well-preserved (but certainly well-read) paperback copy.
Description:First Edition. New York: The Viking Press, 1973. 1st edition,...First Edition. New York: The Viking Press, 1973. 1st edition, issued concurrently with hardcover. 760 pp. 8vo. Softcover. Book Condition: Very good. The covers are lightly rubbed. The corners of the covers are mildly bumped. There is a very small moisture stain on the front cover. Fiction.
Description:Very Good. No Jacket. Book 1973 Viking/Compass FIRST Softover...Very Good. No Jacket. Book 1973 Viking/Compass FIRST Softover edition of Gravity's Rainbow issued simultaneously as the HB. The reference C374 appears at the top spine end as does the photos on the title page. A VG copy with very minor scrapes/color loss along the covers and corners. The interior is very clean and tight and appears unread.
Description:First edition. Written by Steven Weisenburger. Just a touch of...First edition. Written by Steven Weisenburger. Just a touch of minor rubbing to edges, otherwise fine in glossy pictorial paperwraps.
Description:Very Good. 0143039946 1st edition 3rd printing of the 1st...Very Good. 0143039946 1st edition 3rd printing of the 1st Viking paperback edition of March 1973-published same time as hard cover-some staining to page edge-otherwise a clean like new collectible-enjoy.
I have read GR numerous times and each time it is still an education. The book really does require a couple of readings to grasp all its intricacies, and there are passages I still don't understand, but overall, the experience is more than worth it. So, not for the faint of heart, but stick with it ...
I picked up Gravity's Rainbow along with Slow Learner, a collection of short stories, after seeing a bumper sticker that said ?My other car is a Pynchon novel?. Though not an avid reader I do tend towards classics, classic Sci-Fi in particular.
I enjoyed Slow Learner but I guess I?m just not ...
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