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Gardner, John

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ISBN 10: 039450920X / ISBN 13: 9780394509204
Published by Knopf, New York, 1980
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Gardner's eighth novel is a novel within the novel, written by Freddy, an eight-foot tall, obese, painfully shy adolescent; dustjacket art and text illustrations by Daniel Biamonte. Collectable. Bookseller Inventory # 000300

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Publisher: Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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Freddy Agaard, son of a college professor, has projected himself into a story of Gustav, a sixteenth-century Scandinavian king, and Lars-Goren, a brave knight who, like Freddy, is a giant and suffers from his physical condition

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John Gardner (1933-1982) was a major figure of 20th century letters. He is the author of a number of acclaimed novels including: The Sunlight Dialogues, October Light, and Grendel. He was also the author of several seminal works of non-fiction including The Art of Fiction and On Moral Fiction as well as volumes of poetry, and translations.

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