A Confederacy of Dunces
ISBN10: 0802130208 ISBN13: 9780802130204 Publisher: Grove Pr Published: Sep 1 1987 Weight: 0.80lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.25" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
"A masterwork . . . the novel astonishes with its inventiveness . . . it is nothing less than a grand comic fugue."--The New York Times Book Review
A Confederacy of Dunces is an American comic masterpiece. John Kennedy Toole's hero, one Ignatius J. Reilly, is huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, a latter-day Gargantua, a Don Quixote of the French Quarter. His story bursts with wholly original characters, denizens of New Orleans' lower depths, incredibly true-to-life dialogue, and the zaniest series of high and low comic adventures (Henry Kisor, Chicago Sun-Times).