A Confederacy of Dunces

TOOLE, John Kennedy. A Confederacy of Dunces.

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TOOLE, John Kennedy. A Confederacy of Dunces. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. 1980.

8vo. Original cloth and wrapper; pp. xii + 338; wrapper very slightly faded with rubbing to extremities and tape repairs to two closed tears to verse, otherwise near fine.
First edition, first printing, in first issue jacket with Walter Percy blurb. Published posthumously after the author committed suicide at the age of 31, this was Toole's second novel and a Pulitzer Prize-winning one at that. Toole used his scabrous creation Ignatius Reilly to mock human nature in general and the American South in particular and his novel has become a cult classic lauded for its satirical bite.