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"This work may well stand as one of the very best works of the century." Atlantic Review

Acclaimed writer Thomas Pynchon's wild, macabre tale of the twentieth century and of two men—one looking for something he has lost, the other with nothing much to lose—and "V.," the unknown woman of the title.

About the Author


Thomas Pynchon was born in 1937. His books include V, Gravity's Rainbow, Vineland, Mason & Dixon, Against the Day, Inherent Vice, and Bleeding Edge.

Praise For…


"This work may well stand as one of the very best works of the century."
Atlantic Review

"Filled with wild humor, inventive wordplay and a darkly imaginative power."
Philadelphia Inquirer

"[A] brilliant and turbulent first novel."
George Plimpton, New York Times Book Review

"[L]eaves the imagination spent and the mind reeling."
New York Herald Tribune


Product Details
ISBN: 9780060930219
ISBN-10: 0060930217
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Publication Date: July 5th, 2005
Pages: 560
Language: English
Series: Perennial Classics

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