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Books by John Irving

John Irving was born in Exeter, New Hampshire, in 1942, and he once admitted that he was a 'grim' child. Although he excelled in English at school and knew by the time he graduated that he wanted to write novels, it was not until he met a young Southern novelist named John Yount, at the University of New Hampshire, that he received encouragement. 'It was so simple,' he remembers. 'Yount was the first person to point out that anything I did except writing was going to be vaguely unsatisfying.'

In 1963, Irving enrolled at the Institute of European Studies in Vienna, and he later worked as a university lecturer. His first novel, Setting Free the Bears, about a plot to release all the animals from the Vienna Zoo, was followed by The Water-Method Man, a comic tale of a man with a urinary complaint, and The 158-Pound Marriage, which exposes the complications of spouse-swapping. Irving achieved international recognition with The World According to Garp, which he hoped would 'cause a few smiles among the tough-minded and break a few softer hearts'.

The Hotel New Hampshire is a startlingly original family saga, and The Cider House Rules is the story of Doctor Wilbur Larch - saint, obstetrician, founder of an orphanage, ether addict and abortionist - and of his favourite orphan, Homer Wells, who is never adopted. A Prayer for Owen Meany features the most unforgettable character Irving has yet created. A Son of the Circus is an extraordinary evocation of modern day India. John Irving is also the author of the international bestsellers A Widow for One Year, The Fourth Hand and Until I Find You.

A collection of John Irving's shorter writing, Trying to Save Piggy Sneed, was published in 1993. Irving has also written the screenplays for The Cider House Rules and A Son of the Circus, and wrote about his experiences in the world of movies in his memoir My Movie Business.

Irving has had a life-long passion for wrestling, and he plays a wrestling referee in the film of The World According to Garp. In his memoir, The Imaginary Girlfriend, John Irving writes about his life as a wrestler, a novelist and as a wrestling coach. He now writes full-time, has three children and lives in Vermont and Toronto.

Libertad para los osos By John Irving
Libertad para los ososby John Irving
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Le Monde Selon Garp By John Irving
Le Monde Selon Garpby John Irving
Very Good
$50.99
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The 158-Pound Marriage By John Irving
The 158-Pound Marriageby John Irving
Very Good
$21.49
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The World According to Garp By John Irving
The World According to Garpby John Irving
Good
$39.99
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A Son of the Circus By John Irving
A Son of the Circusby John Irving
Very Good
$36.99
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Setting Free the Bears By John Irving
Setting Free the Bearsby John Irving
Good
$143.99
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The Cider House Rules By John Irving
The Cider House Rulesby John Irving
Very Good
$13.49
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A Son of the Circus By John Irving
A Son of the Circusby John Irving
Very Good
$36.99
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A Prayer For Owen Meany By John Irving
A Prayer For Owen Meanyby John Irving
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$18.99
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Trying to Save Piggy Sneed By John Irving
Trying to Save Piggy Sneedby John Irving
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$17.19
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The Cider House Rules By John Irving
The Cider House Rulesby John Irving
Very Good
$21.99
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A Widow for One Year By John Irving
A Widow for One Yearby John Irving
Very Good
$18.99
inc. GST
A Prayer for Owen Meany By John Irving
A Prayer for Owen Meanyby John Irving
Very Good
$24.99
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Last Night in Twisted River By John Irving
Last Night in Twisted Riverby John Irving
Very Good
$13.99
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Die vierte Hand. By John Irving
Die vierte Hand.by John Irving
Very Good
$25.99
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Bis ich dich finde By John Irving
Bis ich dich findeby John Irving
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$24.99
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A Widow for One Year By John Irving
A Widow for One Yearby John Irving
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$25.99
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Je Te Retrouverai By John Irving
Je Te Retrouveraiby John Irving
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$17.19
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Die Wilde Geschichte Vom Wasse By John Irving
Die Wilde Geschichte Vom Wasseby John Irving
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$15.49
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In One Person By John Irving
In One Personby John Irving
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$25.49
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A Widow for One Year By John Irving
A Widow for One Yearby John Irving
Very Good
$25.99
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L'Epopée du buveur d'eau By John Irving
L'Epopée du buveur d'eauby John Irving
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$17.19
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Widow for One Year By John Irving
Widow for One Yearby John Irving
Good
$17.99
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Last Night in Twisted River By John Irving
Last Night in Twisted Riverby John Irving
Very Good
$18.49
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Hasta que te encuentre By John Irving
Hasta que te encuentreby John Irving
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$20.89
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Die vierte Hand. By John Irving
Die vierte Hand.by John Irving
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$17.19
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