The Crying of Lot 49

A Novel

by Thomas Pynchon

On Sale: 04/22/2014

The Crying of Lot 49

A Novel

by Thomas Pynchon

On Sale: 04/22/2014

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About the Book

“A puzzle, an intrigue, a literary and historical tour de force.” — San Francisco Examiner

The Crying of Lot 49 is Thomas Pynchon's highly original classic satire of modern America, about Oedipa Maas, a woman who finds herself enmeshed in what would appear to be an international conspiracy.

When her ex-lover, wealthy real-estate tycoon Pierce Inverarity, dies and designates her the coexecutor of his estate, California housewife Oedipa Maas is thrust into a paranoid mystery of metaphors, symbols, and the United States Postal Service. Traveling across Southern California, she meets some extremely interesting characters, and attains a not inconsiderable amount of self-knowledge.

Critical Praise

“A puzzle, an intrigue, a literary and historical tour de force.” — San Francisco Examiner

“The comedy crackles, the puns pop, the satire explodes.” — New York Times

"Mr. Pynchon's satirical eye doesn't miss a thing, including rock n' roll singers right wing extremists, and the general subculture of Southern California." — Library Journal

“[A] spectacular tale. . . . The work of a virtuoso with prose. . . . His intricate symbolic order is akin to that of Joyce's Ulysses."  — Chicago Tribune

Pynchon is again whispering something in our ear about the meaning of coincidence, the possibility of recurrence in history, and the circularity of time. . . . . The Crying of Lot 49 is one of those mystery novels that can’t be solved.”  — New York Review of Books

“Remarkable. . . . The Crying of Lot 49 resembles metaphysical poetry in the range of its allusions and the curiosity of its creator. Consequently, the book is always surprising.”  — Washington Post

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062334411
  • ISBN 10: 0062334417
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
  • On Sale: 04/22/2014
  • Pages: 160
  • List Price:21.00 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Satire
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Classics
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Literary

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