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The Cider House Rules

By: Irving, John

Price: $0.99

Publisher: New York, Bantam: 1986-06-01

Seller ID: 022957

ISBN: 0553258001

Condition: Good


598 pages; spine creasing, edge wear; Set among the apple orchards of rural Maine, it is a perverse world in which Homer Wells' odyssey begins. As the oldest unadopted offspring at St Cloud's orphanage, he learns about the skills which, one way or another, help young and not-so-young women, from Wilbur Larch, the orphanage's founder -- a man of rare compassion and an addiction to ether.Dr Larch loves all his orphans, especially Homer Wells. It is Homer's story we follow, from his early apprenticeship in the orphanage surgery, to his adult life running a cider-making factory and his strange rel... View more info

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The Cider House Rules

By: Irving, John

Price: $0.99

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 1993-12-09

Seller ID: 031226

ISBN: 0345387651

Condition: Good


spine creasing, edge wear; multiple copies in stock with the same ISBN, cover art/design may vary. It has been said before, and it shall be said 1,000 times again: John Irving is the American Dickens. Rich in characterization, epic in scope, The Cider House Rules is the heart-wrenching story of orphan Homer Wells and his guardian, Dr. Wilbur Larch. With nods of affection to both David Copperfield and Jane Eyre, Irving's novel follows Homer on his journey from innocence to experience, brilliantly depicting the boy's struggle to find his place in the world. View more info

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The Hotel New Hampshire

By: Irving, John

Price: $9.99

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton: 1981-09-30

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031412

ISBN: 052512800X

Condition: Very Good


401 pp; light edge wear to jacket and boards, some light soiling to page ends; 'The first of my father's illusions was that bears could survive the life lived by human beings, and the second was that human beings could survive a life led in hotels.' So says John Berry, son of a hapless dreamer, brother to a cadre of eccentric siblings, and chronicler of the lives lived, the loves experienced, the deaths met, and the myriad strange and wonderful times encountered by the family Berry. Hoteliers, pet-bear owners, friends of Freud (the animal trainer and vaudevillian, that is), and playthings of m... View more info

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A Widow for One Year: A Novel

By: Irving, John

Price: $1.99

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1998-05-05

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 033277

ISBN: 0375501371

Condition: Good


ex-library with usual markings; edge wear to boards and jacket; Twenty years after "The World According to Garp", Irving gives readers a new novel about a family marked by tragedy and the "difficult" women who survive. Both ribald and erotic, "A Widow for One Year" is also a brilliant, multi-layered novel about the passage of time and the relentlessness of grief. View more info

The Cider House Rules

By: Irving, John

Price: $2.70

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 1993

Seller ID: kb010715

ISBN: 0345387651

Condition: Good


598 pages; spine creasing, edge wear; Wilbur Larch is an abortionist at St. Cloud's orphanage who, in addition to doing his job humanely and conscientiously, struggles with his relationship with his apprentice and adopted son, Homer Wells. The debate over abortion is an important aspect of this novel, in which both sides are presented with sympathy View more info

The Hotel New Hampshire

By: Irving, John

Price: $1.99

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton: 1981-09-30

Seller ID: kb016742

ISBN: 052512800X

Condition: Good


401 pages; corners bumped, edges lightly worn and dented; 'The first of my father's illusions was that bears could survive the life lived by human beings, and the second was that human beings could survive a life led in hotels'. So says John Berry, son of a hapless dreamer, brother to a cadre of eccentric siblings, and chronicler of the lives lived, the loves experienced, the deaths met, and the myriad strange and wonderful times encountered by the family Berry. Hoteliers, pet-bear owners, friends of Freud (the animal trainer and vaudevillian, that is), and playthings of mad fate, they 'dream ... View more info