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The Crying of Lot 49: A Novel (Harper Perennial Deluxe Editions) (Paperback)

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“A puzzle, an intrigue, a literary and historical tour de force.” — San Francisco Examiner

The Crying of Lot 49 is Thomas Pynchon's highly original classic satire of modern America, about Oedipa Maas, a woman who finds herself enmeshed in what would appear to be an international conspiracy.

When her ex-lover, wealthy real-estate tycoon Pierce Inverarity, dies and designates her the coexecutor of his estate, California housewife Oedipa Maas is thrust into a paranoid mystery of metaphors, symbols, and the United States Postal Service. Traveling across Southern California, she meets some extremely interesting characters, and attains a not inconsiderable amount of self-knowledge.

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…


“A puzzle, an intrigue, a literary and historical tour de force with a strongly European flavor.”
San Francisco Examiner

“The comedy crackles, the puns pop, the satire explodes.”
New York Times

"Mr. Pynchon's satirical eye doesn't miss a thing, including rock n' roll singers right wing extremists, and the general subculture of Southern California."
Library Journal

"The work of a virtuoso with prose. . . . His intricate symbolic order is akin to that of Joyce's Ulysses."
Chicago Tribune
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062334411
ISBN-10: 0062334417
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Publication Date: April 22nd, 2014
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Harper Perennial Deluxe Editions