skip to content
J R Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

J R

Author: William Gaddis
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
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  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Fiction
Humorous fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gaddis, William, 1922-1998.
J R.
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1975
(OCoLC)643661762
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Gaddis
ISBN: 0394495500 9780394495507 0394731425 9780394731421
OCLC Number: 1500067
Description: 725 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: by William Gaddis.

Abstract:

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.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

All user tags (1)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(4)

User lists with this item (4)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1500067> # J R
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "1500067" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57575751#Topic/free_enterprise_fiction> ; # Free enterprise--Fiction
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/933866> ; # Free enterprise
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/813.54/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57575751#Topic/humorous_stories> ; # Humorous stories
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85073989> ; # Free enterprise
    schema:bookEdition "1st ed." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/109910493> ; # William Gaddis
    schema:datePublished "1975" ;
    schema:description "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."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/57575751> ;
    schema:genre "Fiction"@en ;
    schema:genre "Humorous fiction"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/643661762> ;
    schema:name "J R"@en ;
    schema:productID "1500067" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1500067#PublicationEvent/new_york_knopf_distributed_by_random_house_1975> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57575751#Agent/knopf> ; # Knopf
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57575751#Agent/distributed_by_random_house> ; # Distributed by Random House
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780394495507> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780394731421> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1500067> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57575751#Agent/distributed_by_random_house> # Distributed by Random House
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Distributed by Random House" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57575751#Topic/free_enterprise_fiction> # Free enterprise--Fiction
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Free enterprise--Fiction"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/57575751#Topic/humorous_stories> # Humorous stories
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Humorous stories"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85073989> # Free enterprise
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Free enterprise"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/933866> # Free enterprise
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Free enterprise"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/109910493> # William Gaddis
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1922" ;
    schema:deathDate "1998" ;
    schema:familyName "Gaddis" ;
    schema:givenName "William" ;
    schema:name "William Gaddis" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780394495507>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0394495500" ;
    schema:isbn "9780394495507" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780394731421>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:bookFormat schema:Paperback ;
    schema:isbn "0394731425" ;
    schema:isbn "9780394731421" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.