The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas PynchonThe Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon

The Crying of Lot 49

byThomas Pynchon

Paperback | October 17, 2006

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Thomas Pynchon's classic post-modern satire, which tells the wonderfully unusual story of Oedipa Maas, first published in 1965.

When her ex-lover, wealthy real-estate tycoon Pierce Inverarity dies and designates her the co-executor of his estate, California housewife Oedipa Mass is thrust into a paranoid mystery of metaphors, symbols, and the United States Postal Service. Traveling across Southern California, she meets some extremely interesting characters, and attains a not-inconsiderable amount of self-knowledge.

Thomas Pynchon was born in 1937. His books includeV,Gravity's Rainbow,Vineland,Mason & Dixon,Against the Day,Inherent Vice, andBleeding Edge.
Title:The Crying of Lot 49Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.36 inPublished:October 17, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006091307x

ISBN - 13:9780060913076


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! such a wild ride - have read it four times and it gets better every time
Date published: 2018-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from His masterpiece which everyone should read asap.
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great A nice short, yet dense, introduction to the world of Pynchon. It's unique in both plot and characters, yet it has all of the fantastic elements of post modern fiction.
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gosh What to say about this? Probably the best and most accessible intro to Pynchon for the uninitiated and intimidated. I've read this three times and enjoy it more every time. So funny, so strange, and what ridiculous sentences ... nobody writes like this ... nobody thinks like this. Not as good as Gravity's Rainbow, but, really, what is?
Date published: 2016-11-04

Editorial Reviews

"Mr. Pynchon's satirical eye doesn't miss a thing, including rockn' roll singers right wing extremists, and the general subculture of Southern California." (Library Journal)