Items related to Catch-22

Heller, Joseph Catch-22

ISBN 13: 9781451621174

Catch-22

3.98 avg rating
( 760,756 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781451621174: Catch-22
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This fiftieth-anniversary edition commemorates Joseph Heller's masterpiece with a new introduction; critical essays and reviews by Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; rare papers and photos; and much more.

Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read.

Soon to be a Hulu limited series starring Christopher Abbott, George Clooney, Kyle Chandler, and Hugh Laurie.

Fifty years after its original publication, Catch-22 remains a cornerstone of American literature and one of the funniest--and most celebrated--books of all time. In recent years it has been named to "best novels" lists by Time, Newsweek, the Modern Library, and the London Observer.

Set in Italy during World War II, this is the story of the incomparable, malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy--it is his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to excuse himself from the perilous missions he's assigned, he'll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule: a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but if he makes a formal request to be removed from duty, he is proven sane and therefore ineligible to be relieved.

This fiftieth-anniversary edition commemorates Joseph Heller's masterpiece with a new introduction by Christopher Buckley; a wealth of critical essays and reviews by Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; rare papers and photos from Joseph Heller's personal archive; and much more. Here, at last, is the definitive edition of a classic of world literature.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"Catch-22 is the only war novel I've ever read that makes any sense." --Harper Lee

"One of the most bitterly funny works in the language . . . Explosive, bitter, subversive, brilliant." --The New Republic

"This novel is not merely the best American novel to come out of World War II, it is the best American novel that has come out of anywhere in years." --Nelson Algren, The Nation

"It's the rock and roll of novels . . . There's no book like it. . . . Surprisingly powerful." --Norman Mailer, Esquire

"One of the greatest anti-war books ever written." --Vanity Fair

"To my mind, there have been two great American novels in the past fifty years. Catch-22 is one." --Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly

"To call it the finest comic novel of our day is faulting it. If Joseph Heller writes no other book, he will be well remembered for this apocalyptic masterpiece." --Studs Terkel, Chicago Sun-Times

"Wildly original, brilliantly comic, brutally gruesome, it is a dazzling performance that will probably outrage nearly as many readers as it delights." --Orville Prescott, New York Times Book Review

Book Description:

One of the great novels of the twentieth century -- a satirical indictment of military madness and stupidity, and the desire of the ordinary man to survive it.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781451626650: Catch-22

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 1451626657 ISBN 13: 9781451626650
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 2011
Softcover

9780099529125: Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition

Vintag..., 2011
Softcover

9780679437222: Catch-22 (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series)

Everym..., 1995
Hardcover

9781857152203: Catch 22 (Everyman's Library classics)

Everyman, 1995
Hardcover

9780099536017: Catch-22

Vintage, 1994
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Joseph Heller
Published by Simon & Schuster (2011)
ISBN 10: 1451621175 ISBN 13: 9781451621174
New Hardcover Quantity: 3
Seller:
Book Buzz
(Greenwood Village, CO, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Brand New. US Edition Book. We do not ship to Military Addresses. Fast Shipping with Order Tracking. For Standard Shipping 7-8 business days & Expedite Shipping 4-6 business days, after shipping. Seller Inventory # 1451621175-RMX

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
16.54
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

2.

Heller, Joseph
Published by Simon & Schuster (2011)
ISBN 10: 1451621175 ISBN 13: 9781451621174
New Hardcover Quantity: 20
Seller:
booksXpress
(Freehold, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Hardcover. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # 9781451621174

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
16.79
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Heller, Joseph
Published by Simon & Schuster (2011)
ISBN 10: 1451621175 ISBN 13: 9781451621174
New Hardcover Quantity: 8
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|VCF. Seller Inventory # OTF-S-9781451621174

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
14.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.90
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

4.

Heller, Joseph
Published by Simon & Schuster (2011)
ISBN 10: 1451621175 ISBN 13: 9781451621174
New Hardcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Best Bates
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 52YZZZ0097RJ_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
18.12
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

5.

Heller, Joseph
Published by Simon & Schuster (2011)
ISBN 10: 1451621175 ISBN 13: 9781451621174
New Hardcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 535ZZZ009WK9_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
18.12
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

6.

Heller, Joseph
Published by Simon & Schuster (2011)
ISBN 10: 1451621175 ISBN 13: 9781451621174
New Hardcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Vital Products
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 536ZZZ009XD4_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
18.12
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

7.

Heller, Joseph
Published by Simon & Schuster 4/5/2011 (2011)
ISBN 10: 1451621175 ISBN 13: 9781451621174
New Hardcover Quantity: 5
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description Hardback or Cased Book. Condition: New. Catch-22. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9781451621174

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
18.32
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

8.

Joseph Heller
Published by Simon & Schuster (2011)
ISBN 10: 1451621175 ISBN 13: 9781451621174
New Hardcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)

Book Description Hardcover. Condition: new. Hardcover. This fiftieth-anniversary edition commemorates Joseph Heller's masterpiece with a new introduction; critical essays and reviews by Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; rare papers and photos; and much more. Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read. Soon to be a Hulu limited series starring Christopher Abbott, George Clooney, Kyle Chandler, and Hugh Laurie. Fifty years after its original publication, Catch-22 remains a cornerstone of American literature and one of the funniest--and most celebrated--books of all time. In recent years it has been named to "best novels" lists by Time, Newsweek, the Modern Library, and the London Observer. Set in Italy during World War II, this is the story of the incomparable, malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy--it is his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to excuse himself from the perilous missions he's assigned, he'll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule: a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but if he makes a formal request to be removed from duty, he is proven sane and therefore ineligible to be relieved. This fiftieth-anniversary edition commemorates Joseph Heller's masterpiece with a new introduction by Christopher Buckley; a wealth of critical essays and reviews by Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; rare papers and photos from Joseph Heller's personal archive; and much more. Here, at last, is the definitive edition of a classic of world literature. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. Seller Inventory # 9781451621174

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
19.76
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

9.

Heller, Joseph
Published by Simon & Schuster (2011)
ISBN 10: 1451621175 ISBN 13: 9781451621174
New Hardcover Quantity: > 20
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # 1451621175

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
20.05
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

10.

Heller, Joseph
Published by Simon & Schuster (2011)
ISBN 10: 1451621175 ISBN 13: 9781451621174
New Hardcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
My Books Store
(Tallahassee, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: new. Book is in NEW condition. Satisfaction Guaranteed! Fast Customer Service!!. Seller Inventory # MBSN1451621175

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
17.19
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.90
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book