Gravity's Rainbow (classics Deluxe Edition): (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Paperback | October 31, 2006

byThomas PynchonIllustratorFrank Miller

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Winner of the 1973 National Book Award, Gravity's Rainbow is a postmodern epic, a work as exhaustively significant to the second half of the twentieth century as Joyce's Ulysses was to the first. Its sprawling, encyclopedic narrative and penetrating analysis of the impact of technology on society make it an intellectual tour de force.

This Penguin Classics deluxe edition features a specially designed cover by Frank Miller along with french claps and deckle-edged paper.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Winner of the 1973 National Book Award, Gravity's Rainbow is a postmodern epic, a work as exhaustively significant to the second half of the twentieth century as Joyce's Ulysses was to the first. Its sprawling, encyclopedic narrative and penetrating analysis of the impact of technology on society make it an intellectual tour de force. ...

Thomas Pynchon is the author of V., The Crying of Lot 49, Gravity's Rainbow, Slow Learner, a collection of short stories, Vineland , Mason and Dixon and, most recently, Against the Day. He received the National Book Award for Gravity's Rainbow in 1974.Frank Miller is the author and illustrator of Sin City and the 1986 Batman comic The ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:784 pages, 8.4 × 5.6 × 1.3 inPublished:October 31, 2006Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143039946

ISBN - 13:9780143039945

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant One of the best books of the 20th century. If you haven't read Pynchon, you are missing out on a master craftsman.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful, defining novel. Described by some as an encyclopedia of postmodernism (if such a thing can even exist), prepare for this book to take you on a stunning, confusing, psychedelic, cartoonish, sex-fueled journey across Europe. Get ready for love, government, war, paranoia, colonialism, and the deconstruction of all that is so defining in Pynchon's genre. Only a master writer could compose such a work - funny, daring, provocative, beautiful, technical. Every word is precise. It's a journey that's worthwhile taking.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Riches beyond measure This isn't the kind of book you read; it's the kind you reread. There's just so much ... so many characters, plot tangents; enough scientific and occult arcana, kinky sex, Nazis, and humor to last a lifetime. I've read it twice and have barely scratched the surface. Riches beyond measure.
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This book took me a while to get into (lots of characters, lots of meandering plot lines) but if you're able to get through the first few sections you will be rewarded with a terrific, engaging story.
Date published: 2014-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fascinating world of its own This book is complex, humorous and full of twists and turns. A book that I'll never forget reading and always hold some of the characters dear. Set in World War 2-era Europe, the book is a world of its own, populated by some of the oddest characters I've ever encountered. I wouldn't recommend this book for everyone, but if you like a challenge and have a few months to dedicate to its complexities, then enjoy. Likely a book I'll read again to catch everything I missed the first time.
Date published: 2008-02-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Gravity's Rainbow To whoever plans to read this book: know that it is bigger than you are, you will be baffled and puzzled, you will stop reading, etc etc. Just go with the flow and do not feel bad if you do not get it. Most of the people who read this book simply don't get it.
Date published: 2006-07-14