The Sot-weed Factor

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Doubleday, 1987 - Fiction - 756 pages
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This is Barth's most distinguished masterpiece.  This modern classic is a hilarious tribute to all the most insidious human vices, with a hero who is "one of the most diverting...to roam the world since Candide" (Time ).

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Outlandish. Uproariously funny. Very clever. Duplicity to the point where the reader doubts even her own identity, shameless coincidences of familial relationship, and an absurd, tangled skein of ... Read full review

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"But though the black man had heard their inquiries with worshipful attention, his eyes had shown more love than understanding; all they could get from him was his name, which - through it was ... Read full review

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About the author (1987)

John Barth taught for many years in the writing program at Johns Hopkins University, and he lives in Chestertown, Maryland.

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