Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon [1974 PAPERBACK]
VINTAGE PAPERBACK  BANTAM BOOKS
First mass market paperback edition. 6th printing from 1976.
Great vintage reading copy w/ some tanning to pages.
Binding is tight. Cover is soundly in tact but has visible scratches and scuffs.
Winner of the 1974 National Book Award
Gravity's Rainbow is a postmodern epic, a work as exhaustively significant to the second half of the 20th century as Joyce's Ulysses was to the first.
“A screaming comes across the sky. . .” A few months after the Germans’ secret V-2 rocket bombs begin falling on London, British Intelligence discovers that a map of the city pinpointing the sexual conquests of one Lieutenant Tyrone Slothrop, U.S. Army, corresponds identically to a map showing the V-2 impact sites. The implications of this discovery will launch Slothrop on an amazing journey across war-torn Europe, fleeing an international cabal of military-industrial superpowers, in search of the mysterious Rocket 00000, through a wildly comic extravaganza that has been hailed in The New Republic as “the most profound and accomplished American novel since the end of World War II.”