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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Having just been released from the Navy, Benny Profane is content to lead a slothful existence with his friends, where the only real ambition is to perfect the art of "schlemihlhood," or being a dupe, and where "responsibility" is a dirty word. Among his pals--called the Whole Sick Crew--is Slab, an artist who can't seem to paint anything other than cheese danishes. But Profane's life changes dramatically when he befriends Stencil, an active ambitious young man with an intriguing mission--to find out the identity of a woman named V., who knew Stencil's father during the war, but who suddenly and mysteriously disappeared.About the Author:
Thomas Pynchon was born in 1937. His books include V, Gravity's Rainbow, Vineland, Mason & Dixon, Against the Day, Inherent Vice, and Bleeding Edge.
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Book Description J B Lippincott, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0397003013
Book Description J B Lippincott June 1963, 1963. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Thus. unmarked volume with DJ in mylar cover; slight rubbing to DJ and price clipped. Bookseller Inventory # 127661
Book Description J. B. Lippincott Company (1963), Philadelphia, PA, 1963. Hardcover. First Edition. VG, front hinge cracked, somewhat loose in DJ; DJ is price-clipped, light edge wear, two small closed tears, top spine of DJ with creasing to about 1/4 in. DJ back panel lists contents, chapter headings. Photo available. ; First; Lavender cloth; 8vo; DJ. Bookseller Inventory # 29107
Book Description J. B. Lippincott Company, 1963. Hardcover. Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good. First Edition. First Edition, First Printing. In a first state dust jacket, with the price of $5.95 intact, and chapter headings on the rear panel. Near Fine hardcover, in a Very Good dust jacket. Cloth shows light sunning at edges, light edge wear. Faint stain at bottom corner of front board, light soiling to edge of page block. The dust jacket shows rubbing and light soiling, a scuff to the front panel, light edge wear, wear at spine ends, with heavier wear to the top end and one spine tear repaired from the verso with archival tape. The price on the jacket has been lightly crossed out in color pencil and a new price written below. A very lovely copy, in a first issue jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 140830079