Title: The Cider House Rules
Publisher: William Morrow, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 1985
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Plus
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First Edition.
Signed by Author 068803036X Publisher's Presentation Copy. Signed by author of first free end page. One of a small number of signed presentation copies from the publisher, issued with the tissue dust wrapper and not the regular jacket. Darkening to dust wrapper spine (mild). Spine slightly faded. Boards, endpages and gilt/lettering are all pristine. Pages are clean, having no markings or folds. No remainder mark. Not ex-lib. Bookseller Inventory # 000889
Synopsis: Set among the apple orchards of rural Maine, it is a peverse world in which Homer Wells' odyssey begins. As the oldest unadopted offspring at St Cloud's orphanage, he learns about the skills which, one way or another, help young and not-so-young women, from Wilbur Larch, the orphanage's founder -- a man of rare compassion and an addiction to ether.Dr Larch loves all his orphans, especically Homer Wells. It is Homer's story we follow, from his early apprenticeship in the orphanage surgery, to his adult life running a cider-making factory and his strange relationship with the wife of his closest friend.
Product Description: First published in 1985, The Cider House Rules is John Irving's sixth novel. Set in rural Maine in the first half of this century, it tells the story of Dr. Wilbur Larch--saint and obstetrician, founder and director of the orphanage in the town of St. Cloud's, ether addict and abortionist. It is also the story of Dr. Larch's favorite orphan, Homer Wells, who is never adopted.
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