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Description: Hard bound first edition in price clipped dust jacket. Some minor edge wear, otherwise very good.

Bookseller inventory # 11343


Setting Free the Bears
Irving, John


John Irving’s first novel is a dark comic story of two students who conspire to liberate the animals from the Vienna zoo. The story is loosly based on a an actual incident from the last days of World War II. Many of the themes of Irving’s later work are explored here; the absurdity of existence, the idealism of youth, and the ever present dark veil of looming catrosphe.

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