A Confederacy of Dunces

John Kennedy Toole
Illustrated by Jonny Hannah
Foreword by Walker Percy
Preface by Bill Bailey

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 Unpublished during Toole’s lifetime, this astonishing literary accomplishment would have remained in manuscript if not for the persistence of the author’s mother following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

352 pages

Frontispiece and 7 colour illustrations, and 7 black & white tailpieces

Printed endpapers

Printed slipcase

˝ x 6¼˝

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