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The World According to Garp

John Irving

The World According to Garp is a comic and compassionate coming-of-age novel that established John Irving as one of the most imaginative writers of his generation. A worldwide bestseller since its publication in 1978, Irving's classic is filled with stories inside stories about the life and times of T. S. Garp, novelist and bastard son of Jenny Fields--a feminist leader ahead of her time. Beyond that, The World According to Garp virtually defies synopsis. ----"Nothing in contemporary fiction matches it," said critic Terrence Des Pres. "Irving's blend of gravity and play is unique, audacious, almost blasphemous. . . . Friendship, marriage and family are his primary themes, but at that blundering level of life where mishap and folly--something close to joyful malice--perpetually intrude and disrupt, often fatally. Life, in Irving's fiction, is always under siege." Time magazine commented: "Irving's popularity is not hard to understand. His world is really the world according to nearly everyone." ----This Modern Library edition includes a new Introduction by the author. The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foundation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with affordable hardbound editons of impor-tant works of literature and thought. For the Modern Library's seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoringas its emblem the running torchbearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inaugurating a new program of selecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices. From the Hardcover edition.

The World According to Garp is a comic and compassionate coming-of-age novel that established John Irving as one of the most imaginative writers of his generation. A worldwide bestseller since its publication in 1978, Irving's classic is filled with stories inside stories about the life and times of T. S. Garp, novelist and bastard son of Jenny Fields--a feminist leader ahead of her time. Beyond that, The World According to Garp virtually defies synopsis. ----"Nothing in contemporary fiction matches it," said critic Terrence Des Pres. "Irving's blend of gravity and play is unique, audacious, almost blasphemous. . . . Friendship, marriage and family are his primary themes, but at that blundering level of life where mishap and folly--something close to joyful malice--perpetually intrude and disrupt, often fatally. Life, in Irving's fiction, is always under siege." Time magazine commented: "Irving's popularity is not hard to understand. His world is really the world according to nearly everyone." ----This Modern Library edition includes a new Introduction by the author. The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foundation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with affordable hardbound editons of impor-tant works of literature and thought. For the Modern Library's seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoringas its emblem the running torchbearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inaugurating a new program of selecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices. From the Hardcover edition.
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The World According to Garp is a comic and compassionate coming-of-age novel that established John Irving as one of the most imaginative writers of his generation. A worldwide bestseller since its publication in 1978, Irving's classic is filled with stories inside stories about the life and times of T. S. Garp, novelist and bastard son of Jenny Fields--a feminist leader ahead of her time. Beyond that, The World According to Garp virtually defies synopsis. ----"Nothing in contemporary fiction matches it," said critic Terrence Des Pres. "Irving's blend of gravity and play is unique, audacious, almost blasphemous. . . . Friendship, marriage and family are his primary themes, but at that blundering level of life where mishap and folly--something close to joyful malice--perpetually intrude and disrupt, often fatally. Life, in Irving's fiction, is always under siege." Time magazine commented: "Irving's popularity is not hard to understand. His world is really the world according to nearly everyone." ----This Modern Library edition includes a new Introduction by the author. The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foundation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with affordable hardbound editons of impor-tant works of literature and thought. For the Modern Library's seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoringas its emblem the running torchbearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inaugurating a new program of selecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Prichard

Length:

20h 31m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

02:57


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:15


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:27


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:11


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:01


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:33


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:09


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:58


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:57


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:01


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:03


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:03


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:01


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:53


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:42


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:38


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:03


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:52


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:19


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:50


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:06


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:54


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:14


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:53


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:44


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:12


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

00:54


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:54


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:12


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:10


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:08


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:09


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:47


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:02


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:22


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:47


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:02


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:01


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:16


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:52


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:00


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:58


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

00:32


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:22


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:04


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:19


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:44


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:12


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:00


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:07


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:47


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

02:29


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

02:58


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

02:40


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:21


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

02:46


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:00


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:12


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

02:52


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:01


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

01:53


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:22


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:24


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:48


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

02:44


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:02


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

02:52


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:08


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:03


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:26


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

02:47


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:06


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

02:55


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:01


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:48


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

02:37


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

02:42


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

02:51


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:03


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

02:58


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:10


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:02


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

02:50


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:12


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

02:54


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:00


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:12


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

02:52


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:00


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

02:57


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:32


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

02:54


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:10


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:01


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

02:44


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

02:54


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:15


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

02:52


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:59


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

02:25


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

02:59


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

02:45


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

03:07


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

02:58


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

03:15


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

02:48


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:03


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:30


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

02:32


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

03:06


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

02:54


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

03:04


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

03:21


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

02:39


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

03:04


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

03:18


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

02:32


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

03:10


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

03:08


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

03:13


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

02:50


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

02:59


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

03:52


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

02:28


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

03:12


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

02:58


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

02:57


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

01:48


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

03:59


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

03:39


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

02:57


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

02:53


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

03:22


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

03:06


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

02:50


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

03:25


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

02:41


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

03:12


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

02:52


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

02:54


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

02:55


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

03:24


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

02:54


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

01:16


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

01:54


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

03:01


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

02:47


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

03:15


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

02:30


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

02:49


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

03:03


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

03:04


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

02:50


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

03:12


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

02:50


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

03:08


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

02:58


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

03:41


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

02:17


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

03:23


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

02:42


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

02:56


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

03:12


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

03:00


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

03:04


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

02:51


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

03:12


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

03:04


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

02:46


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

01:35


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

04:23


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

04:06


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

02:20


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

02:46


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

03:14


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

02:53


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

03:03

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