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A Confederacy of Dunces

John Kennedy Toole


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PUBLISHED: 29th June 2009
ISBN: 9780141045641
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  • Paperback
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PUBLISHED: 29th June 2009
ISBN: 9780141045641

Publisher Description

Meet Ignatius J. Reilly- flatulent, eloquent and pretty much unemployable . . . The ordinary folk of New Orleans seem to think he is unhinged as well. Ignatius ignores them as he heaves his vast bulk through the city's fleshpots in a noble crusade against vice, modernity and ignorance. But his momma has a nasty surprise in store for him. Ignatius must get a job. Undaunted, he uses his new-found employment to further his mission - and now he has a pirate costume and a hot-dog cart to do it with . . .

Author Biography

John Kennedy Toole was born in New Orleans in 1937. He received a master's degree in English from Columbia University and taught at Hunter College and at the University of Southwestern Louisiana. He wrote A Confederacy of Dunces in the early sixties and tried unsuccessfully to get the novel published; depressed, at least in part by his failure to place the book, he committed suicide in 1969. It was only through the tenacity of his mother that her son's book was eventually published and found the audience it deserved. His long-suppressed novel The Neon Bible, written when he was only sixteen, was eventually published as well.

A Confederacy of Dunces won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Product Details

Author
John Kennedy Toole
Pages
444
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Series
Popular Penguins
Year
2009
ISBN-10
0141045647
ISBN-13
9780141045641
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2009-06-29
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
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