A Confederacy of Dunces -- John Kennedy Toole - Paperback
"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
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 8.20h x 5.40w x 1.20d
Age Range: 12-UP
Reading Level: 5.5
Point Value: 20
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 10833 / Confederacy of Dunces
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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