A Confederacy of Dunces

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Grove/Atlantic, Inc., Dec 1, 2007 - Fiction - 416 pages
1051 Reviews
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).
 

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Take Sheldon Cooper from the television show "The Big Bang Theory." Make him grossly overweight, flatulent, a liar, a pedant, hypocritical about what he believes in, long-winded, interested in the ... Read full review

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One
1
Two
28
Three
58
Four
82
Five
104
Six
129
Seven
152
Eight
184
Nine
207
Ten
235
Eleven
261
Twelve
303
Thirteen
336
Fourteen
378
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Toole taught at Hunter College, the University of Southwestern Louisiana, and Dominican College.

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