A Confederacy of Dunces
Brilliantly conceived and outrageously funny, John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces makes its illustrated debut in a standout edition that includes a new preface by Bill Bailey.
I mingle with my peers or no one, and since I have no peers, I mingle with no one
Arguably the funniest winner of the Pulitzer Prize, A Confederacy of Dunces is one of the 20th century’s great cult novels, with a following to match. Rollicking, sweaty, over-allusive and repulsively witty, it sits alongside Swift and Twain as a comic masterpiece. Unpublished during Toole’s lifetime, this astonishing literary accomplishment would have remained in manuscript if not for the persistence of the author’s mother following his untimely death. Now this publishing phenomenon is presented as an illustrated edition for the first time, the riotous narrative accompanied by a dazzling fanfare of illustrations from BAFTA-award-winning animator and illustrator Jonny Hannah.
Bound in printed textured paper
Set in Maxime Standard
Frontispiece and 7 colour illustrations, and 7 black & white tailpieces
9½˝ x 6¼˝