Irving, John 1942-
Most widely held works about John Irving
Most widely held works by John Irving
The cider house rules : a novel by John Irving ( Book )
121 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 12 languages and held by 4,670 libraries worldwide
Set in rural Maine in the first half of this century, it tells the story of Dr. Wilbur Larch--obstetrician and director of the orphanage in the town of St. Clouds. It is also the story of his favorite orphan, Homer, who is never adopted.
A prayer for Owen Meany : a novel by John Irving ( Book )
83 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 12 languages and held by 4,506 libraries worldwide
In the summer of 1953, two 11-year-old boys--best friends--are playing in a Little League baseball game in New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills his best friend's mother. Owen Meany believes he didn't hit the ball by accident. He believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after 1953 is extraordinary and terrifying. He is Irving's most heartbreaking hero.
The world according to Garp : a novel by John Irving ( Book )
156 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 21 languages and held by 4,297 libraries worldwide
The pace and language of this novel (filled with stories) are suited to Garp's life anc career: explosive with energy, full of ribaldry and a sense of doom.
A widow for one year : a novel by John Irving ( Book )
96 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 15 languages and held by 3,863 libraries worldwide
A girl discovers her mother in bed with a teenage boy and later the mother abandons her. Meanwhile, her father is seducing young girls. So begins the story of Ruth Cole, a famous writer struggling to overcome childhood traumas and find love.
The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving ( Book )
116 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in 19 languages and held by 3,841 libraries worldwide
The Hotel New Hampshire follows the Berry family across two continents and through three hotels. Family members attract friends who substitute lust, violence, laughter and tears for the standard bourgeois components.
The fourth hand : a novel by John Irving ( Book )
70 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 12 languages and held by 3,339 libraries worldwide
While reporting a story from India, a New York television journalist has his left hand eaten by a lion; millions of TV viewers witness the accident. A well-known Boston hand surgeon wants to perform the first hand transplant on the reporter, but the problem is there is no hand available. A married woman from Wisconsin wants to give the reporter her husband's left hand--that is, after her husband dies.
Until I find you : a novel by John Irving ( Book )
56 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in 9 languages and held by 3,118 libraries worldwide
The story of the actor Jack Burns. His mother, Alice, is a Toronto tattoo artist. When Jack is four, he travels with Alice to several North Sea ports; they are trying to find Jack's missing father, William, a church organist who is addicted to being tattooed. But Alice is a mystery, and William can't be found. Even Jack's memories are subject to doubt. Jack Burns goes to schools in Canada and New England, but what shapes him are his relationships with older women. John Irving renders Jack's life as an actor in Hollywood with the same richness of detail and range of emotions he uses to describe the tattoo parlors in those North Sea ports and the reverberating music Jack heard as a child in European churches.
A son of the circus by John Irving ( Book )
53 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 11 languages and held by 3,044 libraries worldwide
An Indian-Canadian doctor returns to Bombay to seek a cure for a disease which afflicts circus dwarfs and is caught up in a serial killing of prostitutes. The action is interspersed with commentary on the lot of social misfits: prostitutes, dwarfs, himself--the doctor regarding himself a foreigner in both India and Canada.
Last night in Twisted River : a novel by John Irving ( Book )
29 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,779 libraries worldwide
In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire, an anxious twelve-year-old boy mistakes the local constable's girlfriend for a bear. Both the twelve-year-old and his father become fugitives, forced to run from Coos County-to Boston, to southern Vermont, to Toronto-pursued by the implacable constable. Their lone protector is a fiercely libertarian logger, once a river driver, who befriends them. A tale that spans five decades.
Trying to save Piggy Sneed by John Irving ( Book )
47 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,956 libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories and essays. The story, My Dinner at the White House, is an amusing piece on a dinner with President Reagan, The Imaginary Girlfriend is on the arts of writing and wrestling, while the title story is on a pig farmer who is being harassed by boys.
Setting free the bears by John Irving ( Book )
41 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,209 libraries worldwide
Premier roman (1968) d'Irving alors ǵ ̌de 25 ans. Deux loustics projettent de libřer les animaux du zoo de Vienne. Selon l'ďiteur, ce sujet ##apparent## permet ̉Irving "d'explorer les complexitš et bizarreries de l'histoire de l'Europe centrale de ces cinq dernir̈es dčennies". Un mľange de "virtuosit ̌de je-m'en-foutisme" (E. Neuhoff) qui s'adresse aux mordus de l'auteur. Pour les autres, direction ##Garp##, ##L'ht̥el New Hampshire##, etc. [SDM].
My movie business : a memoir by John Irving ( Book )
26 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,106 libraries worldwide
The author presents a firsthand account of his involvement--or lack thereof--in the creation of the film versions of his novels, detailing his years of writing and rewriting his screenplay for "The Cider House Rules"
The 158-pound marriage by John Irving ( Book )
41 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 989 libraries worldwide
The darker vision and sexual ambiguities of this erotic, ironic tale about a menage a quatre in a New England university town foreshadow those of The World According to Garp; but this very trim and precise novel is a marked departure from the author's generally robust, boisterous style. Though Mr. Irving's cool eye spares none of his foursome, he writes with genuine compassion for the sexual tests and illusions they perpetrate on each other; but the sexual intrigue between them demonstrates how even the kind can be ungenerous, and even the well-intentioned, destructive.
The water-method man by John Irving ( Book )
48 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 986 libraries worldwide
In this story the main character is "a perpetual graduate student with a birth defect in his urinary tract--a man on the threshold of committing himself to a second marriage that bears a remarkable resemblance to his first."--Cover of paperback edition.
The cider house rules ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 931 libraries worldwide
Homer is an orphan in remote St. Cloud, Maine. Never adopted, he is the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch, who trains him to be a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. Homer, however, yearns for a self-chosen life outside the orphanage. Then Wally and pregnant Candy visit the orphanage for a medically safe, albeit illegal, abortion. Homer accompanies them to Wally's family apple farm. Wally goes off to war, leaving Homer and Candy alone together. What will Homer learn in the cider house? What of the destiny Dr. Larch planned for him?
3 by Irving by John Irving ( Book )
12 editions published between 1978 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 794 libraries worldwide
Reading an excerpt from Hotel New Hampshire, John Irving tells a story of a family living in a hotel in New Hampshire and how their lives change with the course of time.
A sound like someone trying not to make a sound by John Irving ( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 644 libraries worldwide
When Tom is awakened by the sound of a "monster," he tells his father what he thinks he heard.
The imaginary girlfriend : a memoir by John Irving ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 352 libraries worldwide
The imaginary girlfriend by John Irving ( Book )
27 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 267 libraries worldwide
An infectious read. I couldn't put it down... for its emotional honesty, self-derecating candour and, perhaps, most inviting of all the lucidness of th prose.
The world according to Garp ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 225 libraries worldwide
The story of T.S. Garp (Williams), a man whose life is filled with a strange assortment of characters, some violent, some humourous, and some of which reappear at oddly coincidental times. An ironic statement about life in America during these anxious and casually destructive times.
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