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V. A Novel

Pynchon, Thomas

Published by J. B. Lippincott Company (1963), Philadelphia, PA, 1963
ISBN 10: 0397003013 / ISBN 13: 9780397003013
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Title: V. A Novel

Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company (1963), Philadelphia, PA

Publication Date: 1963

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition

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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

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Synopsis: Winner of the coveted William Faulkner Foundation First Novel Award in 1963, V. remains a popular literary classic by one of America's great modernists.

Review: 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.

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