Franklin

JR / William Gaddis ; with an introduction by Frederick R. Karl.

Author/Creator:
Gaddis, William, 1922-1998.
Publication:
New York : Penguin Books, c1993.
Series:
Penguin twentieth-century classics.
Penguin twentieth-century classics
Format/Description:
Book
xxi, [5], 725 p. ; 21 cm.
Subjects:
Capitalists and financiers -- Fiction.
Boys -- Fiction.
Boys.
Capitalists and financiers.
Form/Genre:
Fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Summary:
At the center of this hugely comic tale of "free enterprise" America stands JR--an eleven-year-old capitalist, eagerly following the example of the grasping world around him. Operating through pay phones and post-office money orders, JR inadvertently parlays a shipment of Navy surplus picnic forks, a defaulted bond issue, and a single share of common stock into a vast paper empire embracing timber, mineral and natural gas rights, publishing, and a brewery. At once a novel of epic comedy and a biting satire of the American dream, JR displays the style and extraordinary inventiveness that has made Gaddis one of the most acclaimed writers of our time.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [2]).
Penn Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copies 1 & 2)
Penn Chronology:
1993
Contributor:
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
0140187073
9780140187076
OCLC:
28271816
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