V.

Paperback | April 15, 1999

byThomas Pynchon

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The wild, macabre tale of the twentieth century and of two men -- one looking for something he has lost, the other with nothing much to lose -- and "V.," the unknown woman of the title.

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Thomas Pynchon is a colossus atop the American literary scene today. He started building this monument to himself with his first novel, V. It won the William Faulkner First Novel Award when released in 1963. A dark, imaginative and funny novel, it will stand for many years more.

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The wild, macabre tale of the twentieth century and of two men -- one looking for something he has lost, the other with nothing much to lose -- and "V.," the unknown woman of the title.

Thomas Pynchon was born in 1937. His books include The Crying of Lot 49, Gravity’s Rainbow, Vineland, and Mason & Dixon.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 8.11 × 5.3 × 1.31 inPublished:April 15, 1999Publisher:PerennialLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060930217

ISBN - 13:9780060930219

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A treasure Pynchon's first is still one of his best - a strange quest that takes one from the sewers of NYC hunting alligators to the cafes of North Africa with international spies. A treasure of language, humor, incident, and bizarre detail.
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Thomas Pynchon is a colossus atop the American literary scene today. He started building this monument to himself with his first novel, V. It won the William Faulkner First Novel Award when released in 1963. A dark, imaginative and funny novel, it will stand for many years more.

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"This work may well stand as one of the very best works of the century." -- "Atlantic Review""Filled with wild humor, intentive wordplay and a darkly imaginative power."-- "Philadelphia Inquirer""[A] brilliant and turbulent first novel." -- George Plimpton, "New York Times Book Review""[L]eaves the imagination spent and the mind reeling." -- "New York Herald Tribune"