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Irving, John 1942-

Overview
Works: 490 works in 2,950 publications in 24 languages and 80,894 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Religious fiction  Biography  Film adaptations  Christian fiction  Romance fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Signer, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Conceptor, Performer, Other, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3559.R8, 813.54
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The cider house rules : a novel by John Irving( Book )
174 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 6,890 libraries worldwide
Set in rural Maine in the first half of this century, it tells the story of Dr. Wilbur Larch--obstetrician and director of the orphanage in the town of St. Clouds. It is also the story of his favorite orphan, Homer, who is never adopted
A prayer for Owen Meany : a novel by John Irving( Book )
77 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 6,242 libraries worldwide
In the summer of 1953, two 11-year-old boys--best friends--are playing in a Little League baseball game in New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills his best friend's mother. Owen Meany believes he didn't hit the ball by accident. He believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after 1953 is extraordinary and terrifying. He is Irving's most heartbreaking hero
The world according to Garp : a novel by John Irving( Book )
222 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 5,675 libraries worldwide
The pace and language of this novel (filled with stories) are suited to Garp's life anc career: explosive with energy, full of ribaldry and a sense of doom
A widow for one year : a novel by John Irving( Book )
125 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 5,013 libraries worldwide
A girl discovers her mother in bed with a teenage boy and later the mother abandons her. Meanwhile, her father is seducing young girls. So begins the story of Ruth Cole, a famous writer struggling to overcome childhood traumas and find love
The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving( Book )
154 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 17 languages and held by 4,408 libraries worldwide
The Hotel New Hampshire follows the Berry family across two continents and through three hotels. Family members attract friends who substitute lust, violence, laughter and tears for the standard bourgeois components
The fourth hand : a novel by John Irving( Book )
122 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 17 languages and held by 4,266 libraries worldwide
When a New York journalist suffers a horrible accident--his left hand eaten by a lion while reporting on a story from India--witnessed by millions on television, viewers rally to help him
Last night in Twisted River : a novel by John Irving( Book )
88 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 3,983 libraries worldwide
In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire, an anxious twelve-year-old boy mistakes the local constable's girlfriend for a bear. Both the twelve-year-old and his father become fugitives, forced to run from Coos County-to Boston, to southern Vermont, to Toronto-pursued by the implacable constable. Their lone protector is a fiercely libertarian logger, once a river driver, who befriends them. A tale that spans five decades
Until I find you : a novel by John Irving( Book )
98 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 3,813 libraries worldwide
The story of the actor Jack Burns. His mother, Alice, is a Toronto tattoo artist. When Jack is four, he travels with Alice to several North Sea ports; they are trying to find Jack's missing father, William, a church organist who is addicted to being tattooed. But Alice is a mystery, and William can't be found. Even Jack's memories are subject to doubt. Jack Burns goes to schools in Canada and New England, but what shapes him are his relationships with older women. John Irving renders Jack's life as an actor in Hollywood with the same richness of detail and range of emotions he uses to describe the tattoo parlors in those North Sea ports and the reverberating music Jack heard as a child in European churches
In one person : a novel by John Irving( Book )
59 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,325 libraries worldwide
The author's most political novel since The Cider House Rules and A Prayer for Owen Meany, this novel is an intimate and unforgettable portrait of the solitariness of a bisexual man who is dedicated to making himself "worthwhile."
A son of the circus by John Irving( Book )
100 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 3,268 libraries worldwide
An Indian-Canadian doctor returns to Bombay to seek a cure for a disease which afflicts circus dwarfs and is caught up in a serial killing of prostitutes. The action is interspersed with commentary on the lot of social misfits: prostitutes, dwarfs, himself--the doctor regarding himself a foreigner in both India and Canada
Avenue of mysteries by John Irving( Book )
38 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,758 libraries worldwide
"Juan Diego -- a fourteen-year-old boy, who was born and grew up in Mexico -- has a thirteen-year-old sister. Her name is Lupe, and she thinks she sees what's coming -- specifically, her own future and her brother's. Lupe is a mind reader; she doesn't know what everyone is thinking, but she knows what most people are thinking. Regarding what has happened, as opposed to what will, Lupe is usually right about the past; without your telling her, she knows all the worst things that have happened to you ... As an older man, Juan Diego will take a trip to the Philippines ... where what happened to him in the past -- in Mexico -- collides with his future."--Jacket
The cider house rules by John Irving( visu )
45 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,202 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of Homer, who has lived nearly his entire life within the walls of an orphanage in rural Maine and has been trained by its proprietor, Dr. Wilbur Larch to be Larch's successor. Wally Worthington brings his pregnant girlfriend, Candy Kendall, to the orphanage because Dr. Larch provides medically safe, albeit illegal, abortions. Homer leaves with them to work on Wally's family apple farm. When Wally leaves to fight in World War II, Homer falls in love with Candy
Setting free the bears by John Irving( Book )
33 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,261 libraries worldwide
An historical novel of the Nazi takeover of Austria, the Soviet occupation of Vienna, and the liberation of the Vienna Zoo re-enacted by two university students in 1967
The 158-pound marriage by John Irving( Book )
78 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,180 libraries worldwide
The darker vision and sexual ambiguities of this erotic, ironic tale about a menage a quatre in a New England university town foreshadow those of The World According to Garp; but this very trim and precise novel is a marked departure from the author's generally robust, boisterous style. Though Mr. Irving's cool eye spares none of his foursome, he writes with genuine compassion for the sexual tests and illusions they perpetrate on each other; but the sexual intrigue between them demonstrates how even the kind can be ungenerous, and even the well-intentioned, destructive
Last night in Twisted River by John Irving( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,074 libraries worldwide
"In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in New Hampshire, an anxious twelve-year-old boy mistakes the local constable's girlfriend for a bear. Both the boy and his father become fugitives, forced to run from Coos County--to Boston, to southern Vermont, to Toronto--while pursued by the implacable constable. Their lone protector is a fiercely libertarian logger who befriends them"--Container
The water-method man by John Irving( Book )
72 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,053 libraries worldwide
Fred Trumper, a floundering late-twenty-something graduate student with serious commitment and honesty issues that earn him the nickname "Bogus," humorously recounts his various failures in life and love, from his New England childhood through his experiences on foreign study in Vienna, Austria, and as a graduate student in Iowa, leading up to the present-day, early-1970s New York
Until I find you : [a novel] by John Irving( Sound Recording )
25 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 943 libraries worldwide
The story of the actor Jack Burns. His mother, Alice, is a Toronto tattoo artist. When Jack is four, he travels with Alice to several North Sea ports; they are trying to find Jack's missing father, William, a church organist who is addicted to being tattooed. But Alice is a mystery, and William can't be found. Even Jack's memories are subject to doubt. Jack Burns goes to schools in Canada and New England, but what shapes him are his relationships with older women. John Irving renders Jack's life as an actor in Hollywood with the same richness of detail and range of emotions he uses to describe the tattoo parlors in those North Sea ports and the reverberating music Jack heard as a child in European churches
In one person by John Irving( Sound Recording )
24 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 854 libraries worldwide
An elderly bisexual man looks back upon his life and romances, reflecting on his unfulfilled loves and broken dreams
My movie business : a memoir by John Irving( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 805 libraries worldwide
The author presents a firsthand account of his involvement--or lack thereof--in the creation of the film versions of his novels, detailing his years of writing and rewriting his screenplay for "The Cider House Rules."
Avenue of mysteries by John Irving( Sound Recording )
10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 805 libraries worldwide
"In Avenue of Mysteries, Juan Diego--a fourteen-year-old boy, who was born and grew up in Mexico--has a thirteen-year-old sister. Her name is Lupe, and she thinks she sees what's coming--specifically, her own future and her brother's. Lupe is a mind reader; she doesn't know what everyone is thinking, but she knows what most people are thinking. Regarding what has happened, as opposed to what will, Lupe is usually right about the past; without your telling her, she knows all the worst things that have happened to you. Lupe doesn't know the future as accurately. But consider what a terrible burden it is, if you believe you know the future--especially your own future, or, even worse, the future of someone you love. What might a thirteen-year-old girl be driven to do, if she thought she could change the future? As an older man, Juan Diego will take a trip to the Philippines, but what travels with him are his dreams and memories; he is most alive in his childhood and early adolescence in Mexico. As we grow older--most of all, in what we remember and what we dream--we live in the past. Sometimes, we live more vividly in the past than in the present. Avenue of Mysteries is the story of what happens to Juan Diego in the Philippines, where what happened to him in the past--in Mexico--collides with his future."
 
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Alternative Names
Āvingu, Jon.
Blunt, John Wallace, Jr., 1942-
Džons Ērvings
Ērvings, Džons 1942-
Irving, Dzhon 1942-
Irving, Džon 1942-
Irving, John
Irving, John Wilson 1942-
Irving, John Winslow
Irving, John Winslow 1942-
John Irving Amerikaans schrijver
John Irving amerikansk manusforfattar og skribent
John Irving amerikansk manusförfattare och författare
John Irving amerikansk manusforfatter og skribent
John Irving amerikansk manuskriptforfatter og skribent
John Irving amerykański pisarz i scenarzysta filmowy
John Irving scrittore e sceneggiatore statunitense
John Irving US-amerikanischer Romanautor
Winslow Irving, John 1942-
Джон Ървинг
Жон Ирвинг
Ирвинг, Джон 1942-
Ирвинг, Джон Уинслоу американский писатель и сценарист, обладатель премии «Оскар»
אירווינג, ג׳ון 1942-
אירווינג, ג'ון 1942-
אירוינג, ג'ון 1942-
ג'ון אירווינג
جان ایروینگ نویسنده و فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی
जॉन इरविंग
어빙, 존 1942-
アーヴィング, ジョン
ジョン・アーヴィング
ジョン.アービング 1942-
約翰·艾文
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