A Confederacy of Dunces by Toole, John Kennedy
John Kennedy Toole

A Confederacy of Dunces -- John Kennedy Toole - Paperback

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

"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).

Author: John Kennedy Toole
Publisher: Grove Press
Published: 01/21/1994
Pages: 416
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.40w x 1.20d
ISBN: 9780802130204
Age Range: 12-UP

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.5
Point Value: 20
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 10833 / Confederacy of Dunces

Review Citation(s):
Entertainment Weekly 07/05/2013 pg. 99

About the Author
John Kennedy Toole, a native of New Orleans, graduated from Tulane University and received a master's degree in English from Columbia University. He taught at Hunter College, the University of Southwestern Louisiana, and Dominican College in New Orleans. His only other novel, The Neon Bible, is also published by Grove Press.

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