New York: Knopf, 1975. Uncorrected Proof. Paperback. White octavo, black spine, 725 pages ; 21 cm. Extremely mild rubbing to spine head and foot, extremely gentle rubbing to corners, extremely light soiling to covers and fore-edges, clean pages, tight binding, else Near Fine(-). Item #88583
Review copy with slip. || Free enterprise -- Humorous Fiction. || At the center of this hugely comic tale of "free enterprise" America stands JR--an eleven-year-old capitalist, eagerly following the example of the grasping world around him. Operating through pay phones and post-office money orders, JR inadvertently parlays a shipment of Navy surplus picnic forks, a defaulted bond issue, and a single share of common stock into a vast paper empire embracing timber, mineral and natural gas rights, publishing, and a brewery. At once a novel of epic comedy and a biting satire of the American dream, JR displays the style and extraordinary inventiveness that has made Gaddis one of the most acclaimed writers of our time.
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