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The Resource A confederacy of dunces, John Kennedy Toole ; foreword by Walker Percy

A confederacy of dunces, John Kennedy Toole ; foreword by Walker Percy

Label
A confederacy of dunces
Title
A confederacy of dunces
Statement of responsibility
John Kennedy Toole ; foreword by Walker Percy
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Meet Ignatius J. Reilly, the hero of John Kennedy Toole's tragicomic tale, A Confederacy of Dunces. This 30-year-old medievalist lives at home with his mother in New Orleans, pens his magnum opus on Big Chief writing pads he keeps hidden under his bed, and relays to anyone who will listen the traumatic experience he once had on a Greyhound Scenicruiser bound for Baton Rouge. ("Speeding along in that bus was like hurtling into the abyss.") But Ignatius's quiet life of tyrannizing his mother and writing his endless comparative history screeches to a halt when he is almost arrested by the overeager Patrolman Mancuso--who mistakes him for a vagrant--and then involved in a car accident with his tipsy mother behind the wheel. One thing leads to another, and before he knows it, Ignatius is out pounding the pavement in search of a job"--Amazon.com (viewed October 10, 2014)
Awards note
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
Cataloging source
NXW
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-1969
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Toole, John Kennedy
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Intended audience
800
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
  • UG
  • High School
LC call number
PS3570.O54
LC item number
C66 1987
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
  • 5.5
  • 9.0
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1916-1990
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Percy, Walker
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young men
  • Mothers and sons
  • New Orleans (La.)
Target audience
adult
Label
A confederacy of dunces, John Kennedy Toole ; foreword by Walker Percy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "An Evergreen book."
  • Some printings called 1st Evergreen ed
  • Reprinted in paperback by Grove Press in [2000] with ISBN 9780802130204 (ix, 394 p. ; 21 cm.)
  • Originally published in hardcover: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 1980
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Trade pbk. edition
Extent
ix, 394 pages
Isbn
9780802130204
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
87000408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm61152564
  • (Sirsi) o61152564
  • (TMQ) i0802130208
Label
A confederacy of dunces, John Kennedy Toole ; foreword by Walker Percy
Publication
Note
  • "An Evergreen book."
  • Some printings called 1st Evergreen ed
  • Reprinted in paperback by Grove Press in [2000] with ISBN 9780802130204 (ix, 394 p. ; 21 cm.)
  • Originally published in hardcover: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 1980
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Trade pbk. edition
Extent
ix, 394 pages
Isbn
9780802130204
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
87000408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm61152564
  • (Sirsi) o61152564
  • (TMQ) i0802130208

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