Don DeLillo Libra: A Novel (Penguin Ink)

ISBN 13: 9780143119258

Libra: A Novel (Penguin Ink)

3.98 avg rating
( 12,191 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780143119258: Libra: A Novel (Penguin Ink)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

From the author of White Noise (winner of the National Book Award) and Zero K

In this powerful, eerily convincing fictional speculation on the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Don DeLillo chronicles Lee Harvey Oswald's odyssey from troubled teenager to a man of precarious stability who imagines himself an agent of history. When "history" presents itself in the form of two disgruntled CIA operatives who decide that an unsuccessful attempt on the life of the president will galvanize the nation against communism, the scales are irrevocably tipped.

A gripping, masterful blend of fact and fiction, alive with meticulously portrayed characters both real and created, Libra is a grave, haunting, and brilliant examination of an event that has become an indelible part of the American psyche.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Now with a new introduction by the author—"a thriller of the most profound sort"
Chicago Tribune

"Libra operates at a dizzyingly high level of intensity throughout; it’s that true fictional rarity—a novel of admirable depth and relevance that’s also a terrific page-turner."
USA Today

"DeLillo’s novel is like a stop-motion frame of the crossfire, a still picture of an awful moment.... [His] prose has a quality of demented lyricism."
The New Yorker

About the Author:

Don DeLillo published his first short story when he was twenty-three years old. He has since written twelve novels, including White Noise (1985) which won the National Book Award. It was followed by Libra (1988), his novel about the assassination of President Kennedy, and by Mao II, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

In 1997, he published the bestselling Underworld, and in 1999 he was awarded the Jerusalem Prize, given to a writer whose work expresses the theme of the freedom of the individual in society; he was the first American author to receive it. He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780140156041: Libra (Contemporary American Fiction)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0140156046 ISBN 13:  9780140156041
Publisher: Penguin Books, 1991
Softcover

9780141041995: Libra (Penguin Modern Classics)

Penguin, 2011
Softcover

9780241984536: Libra

Pengui..., 2018
Softcover

9780670823178: Libra

Viking, 1988
Hardcover

9780141188225: Libra

Penguin, 2006
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Don DeLillo
Published by Penguin Books (2011)
ISBN 10: 0143119257 ISBN 13: 9780143119258
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 2011. Condition: New. Chris ODonnell (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0143119257

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 41.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

DeLillo, Don
Published by Penguin Books (2011)
ISBN 10: 0143119257 ISBN 13: 9780143119258
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110143119257

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 49.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Don DeLillo, Chris ODonnell (Illustrator)
Published by Penguin Books (2011)
ISBN 10: 0143119257 ISBN 13: 9780143119258
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Seller Inventory # DADAX0143119257

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 78.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds