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A confederacy of dunces

Publisher: London : Penguin, 2006.
Series: Penguin classics
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Considered by most to be completely unhinged, Ignatius tours the fleshpots of New Orleans in order to preach his moral message. But when his momma insists that he gets a job, he uses his new-found employment to further his mission - and now he has a pirate costume and a hot-dog cart to do it with.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 0141023465 9780141023465
OCLC Number: 774820703
Notes: Originally published: U.S.: Louisiana State University Press, 1980; London: Penguin, 1981.
Description: vii, 428 p ; 19 cm.
Series Title: Penguin classics
Responsibility: John Kennedy Toole.

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The ordinary folk of New Orleans seem to think he is unhinged as well. Ignatius ignores them as he heaves his bulk through the city's fleshpots in a crusade against vice, modernity and ignorance. But  Read more...

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"What a delight, what a roaring, rollicking, footstomping wonder this book is. I laughed until my sides ached, and then I laughed on."

 
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