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Freddy's Book
     

Freddy's Book

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by John Gardner
 

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“Combines the fascination of a fairy tale . . . with beautifully defined characters and an underlying seriousness of purpose that makes it something far more important  . . . Freddy’s Book is the work of a master storyteller.”—Anne Tyler

In a gloomy mansion in Madison, Wisconsin, a sheltered and sensitive young man slips a

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“Combines the fascination of a fairy tale . . . with beautifully defined characters and an underlying seriousness of purpose that makes it something far more important  . . . Freddy’s Book is the work of a master storyteller.”—Anne Tyler

In a gloomy mansion in Madison, Wisconsin, a sheltered and sensitive young man slips a visiting professor his secret manuscript—a staggering and beautiful fantasy of knights, knaves, and fools, a rich tale of timeless battles with the devil himself over power and destiny.

John Gardner (1933–1982) was a major figure of twentieth-century letters.

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Library Journal
This novel by the late Gardner made its debut in 1980. The title's meaning is twofold: Freddy is the central character in this tale of human relationships, but he also is the author of a novel whose story is juxtaposed against the lives of the book's characters. ``The net result,'' said LJ 's reviewer, ``is one of Gardner's most subtly moving and persuasive fictions on life and its conduct'' ( LJ 3/1/80).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394509204
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/01/1980
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
245

Meet the Author

John Gardner (1933-1982) was a major figure of 20th century letters. He is the author of a number of acclaimed novels including: The Sunlight Dialogues, October Light, and Grendel. He was also the author of several seminal works of non-fiction including The Art of Fiction and On Moral Fiction as well as volumes of poetry, and translations.

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Freddy's Book 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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