Gaddis, William JR

ISBN 13: 9781843541653


4.28 avg rating
( 2,548 ratings by Goodreads )
9781843541653: JR
View all copies of this ISBN edition:

A biting satire, JR features JR, an eleven-year-old capitalist, who embodies the cash culture he grows up in.The young JR manipulates his meagre economic beginnings including a shipment of Navy surplus picnic forks, a defaulted bond issue and turns them into a massive paper empire. The novel's satiric assault upon the American Dream, and the economics it represents makes a compulsive read andthe seminal American novel.

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

From the Author:

WILLIAM GADDIS (1922-98) was one of the greatest writers in twentieth-century America.He wrote five novels and won two National Book Awards, for JR (1976) and for A Frolic of His Own (1995).His other landmark novels include: The Recognitions (1955) and Carpenter's Gothic (1985).Agape Agape was published by Atlantic in 2002.

Book Description:

'Gaddis has written the long-awaited great American novel... A beautiful book and a brilliant author' San Francisco Review of books

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

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780140187076: Jr (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics S.)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0140187073 ISBN 13:  9780140187076
Publisher: Penguin Classics, 1993

9780224012539: JR

Jonath..., 1976

9780140080391: JR

Pengui..., 1985

9780224012720: JR

Jonath..., 1976

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace


Gaddis, William
ISBN 10: 1843541653 ISBN 13: 9781843541653
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
(Saint Louis, MO, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: Brand New. New. Seller Inventory # A59737

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
Convert currency

Add to Basket

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