Book :: A Confederacy of Dunces

A Confederacy of Dunces
By: John Kennedy Toole
Pages: 394
Published: 1980
Genre(s): Humor
Award(s): Pulitzer Prize (1981)
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Ignatius J. Reilly of New Orleans, --selfish, domineering, deluded, tragic and larger than life-- is a noble crusader against a world of dunces. He is a modern-day Quixote beset by giants of the modern age. In magnificent revolt against the twentieth century, Ignatius propels his monstrous bulk among the flesh posts of the fallen city, documenting life on his Big Chief tablets as he goes, until...

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