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Pynchon, Thomas

Overview
Works: 557 works in 1,546 publications in 16 languages and 64,227 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  History  Experimental fiction  Science fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Short stories  War stories 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Contributor, Dedicatee, Artist, Honoree
Classifications: PS3566.Y55, 813.54
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Vineland by Thomas Pynchon( Book )

70 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 3,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the orbits of old acquaintances headed for a less than harmonic convergence in Northern California in 1984
Mason & Dixon by Thomas Pynchon( Book )

78 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of two 18th century British astronomers who surveyed the boundary which settled a dispute between Maryland and Pennsylvania, and was later extended to become the boundary between free and slave states, the Mason-Dixon line. The novel describes their work in Africa and America, and traces their relationship. By the author of Vineland
Gravity's rainbow by Thomas Pynchon( Book )

67 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American Lieutenant stationed in London during the Blitz has a bizarre ability
Inherent vice by Thomas Pynchon( Book )

47 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part noir, part psychedelic romp, all Thomas Pynchon - private eye Doc Sportello comes, occasionally, out of a marijuana haze to watch the end of an era as free love slips away and paranoia creeps in with the L.A. fog. A lively yarn, working on an unaccustomed genre
Bleeding edge by Thomas Pynchon( Book )

39 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York City, 2001. Fraud investigator Maxine Tarnow starts looking into the finances of a computer-security firm and its billionaire geek CEO and discovers there's no shortage of swindlers looking to grab a piece of what's left of the tech bubble
Against the day : [a novel] by Thomas Pynchon( Book )

44 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale spanning the years between the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and the end of World War I features characters who are caught up in such events as the labor troubles of Colorado, the Mexican revolution, and the heyday of silent-movie Hollywood
The crying of lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon( Book )

90 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 1,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Oedipa Maas is named as the executor of her late lover's will, she discovers that his estate is mysteriously connected with an underground organization
Nineteen eighty-four : a novel by George Orwell( Book )

21 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in English and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays a terrifying vision of life in the future when a totalitarian government, considered a "Negative Utopia," watches over all citizens and directs all activities, becoming more powerful as time goes by
Inherent vice by Thomas Pynchon( Recording )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doc Sportello is bewildered when an ex-girlfriend returns to recruit him in a plot to kidnap a wealthy construction executive. Soon, Sportello finds himself in the midst of a thrilling conspiracy with an undercover cop and a group of dentists who are swindling the IRS
V., a novel by Thomas Pynchon( Book )

67 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The search for the mysterious V ranges from New York to Cairo to Alexandria to Malta. Apart from its strange heroine, the book's characters include sailors, spies, priests, philosophers, bums and bawds
Bleeding edge by Thomas Pynchon( Recording )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Swedish and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 2001 in New York City, in the lull between the collapse of the dot-com boom and the terrible events of September 11th. Silicon Alley is a ghost town, Web 1.0 is having adolescent angst, Google has yet to IPO, Microsoft is still considered the Evil Empire. There may not be quite as much money around as there was at the height of the tech bubble, but there's no shortage of swindlers looking to grab a piece of what's left
Deadly sins( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Without guilt one can savor these ruminations in which Thomas Pynchon energetically defends Sloth, Mary Gordon discusses the joys of Anger, Gore Vidal shames us into modesty in his commentary on Pride, and John Updike plays devil's advocate on the subject of Lust. And, as if that's not temptation enough, William Trevor begs indulgence as he relishes the excesses of Gluttony, Richard Howard proves well versed on his coveted topic, Avarice, while A.S. Byatt exorcises the green-eyed demons of Envy
Gravity's rainbow by Thomas Pynchon( Recording )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the 1973 National Book Award, Gravity's Rainbow is a postmodern epic, a work as exhaustively significant to the second half of the twentieth century as Joyce's Ulysses was to the first. Its sprawling, encyclopedic narrative and penetrating analysis of the impact of technology on society make it an intellectual tour de force
Against the day : a novel by Thomas Pynchon( Recording )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After World War I, some of the people lived greedily, not knowing that disaster was heading their way
1984 by George Orwell( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"En el año 1984 Londres es una ciudad lúgubre en la que la Policía del Pensamiento controla de forma asfixiante la vida de los ciudadanos. Winston Smith es un peón de este engranaje perverso, su cometido es reescribir la historia para adaptarla a lo que el Partido considera la versión oficial de los hechos... hasta que decide replantearse la verdad del sistema que los gobierna y somete."--Amazon
Slow learner : early stories by Thomas Pynchon( Book )

29 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verhalen spelend in verschillende milieus
The crying of lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon( Recording )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quite unexpectedly, Mrs. Oedipa Maas finds herself the executor of the estate of Pierce Inverarity, a man she used to know in a more-or-less intimate fashion. Oedipa leaves her home and her husband and heads to Southern California to sort through Pierce's affairs. Pierce, however, did not intend for the job to be an easy one for Oedipa, and soon she becomes ensared in a surreal, hilarious, and puzzling world-wide conspiracy centered around Pierce's strange business partners and dealings
The secret integration by Thomas Pynchon( Book )

8 editions published between 1964 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Low-lands by Thomas Pynchon( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mortality and mercy in Vienna by Thomas Pynchon( Book )

9 editions published between 1959 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Mason & Dixon
Alternative Names
Pinchon, Tomas

Pinchon, Tomas 1937-

Pynchon, Thomas Ruggles

Pynchon, Thomas Ruggles 1937-

Pynchon, Thomas Ruggles 1937- Jr

Pynchon, Thomas Ruggles Jr. 1937-

Thomas Pynchon Amerikaans schrijver

Thomas Pynchon amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Thomas Pynchon amerikansk författare

Thomas Pynchon amerikansk skribent

Thomas Pynchon amerykański pisarz

Thomas Pynchon écrivain américain

Thomas Pynchon novelistas norteamericanos

Thomas Pynchon scrittore statunitense

Tomass Pinčons

Τόμας Πίντσον

Пинчон, Томас 1937-

Пинчон, Томас американский писатель

Томас Пинчон

Томас Пинчън

Томас Пінчон

תומאס פינצ'ון

توماس بينشون

توماس پینچن نویسنده آمریکایی

تھامس پنچن

थॉमस पिन्चन

ทอมัส พินชอน

토머스 핀천

핀천, 토마스 1937-

핀천, 토머스 1937-

トマス・ピンチョン

ピンチョン, T

ピンチョン, トマス

品钦, 托马斯

托马斯·品钦

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Mason & DixonGravity's rainbowInherent viceAgainst the day : [a novel]The crying of lot 49Nineteen eighty-four : a novelInherent viceV., a novel