The World According to Garp by John Irving [FIRST EDITION REPRINT]
REPRINT OF THE FIRST EDITION  HENRY ROBBINS
Re-print of the first edition in very good shape. Dust jacket is very good with some shelf / rub wear. Book has some tanning to boards; but is otherwise excellent. Title page has remainder "tan lines" from a bookmark.
This is the life and times of T. S. Garp, the bastard son of Jenny Fields--a feminist leader ahead of her times. This is the life and death of a famous mother and her almost-famous son; theirs is a world of sexual extremes--even of sexual assassinations. It is a novel rich with "lunacy and sorrow"; yet the dark, violent events of the story do not undermine a comedy both ribald and robust.