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National Book Award for Fiction Best Book
A biting satire, JR features JR, an eleven-year-old capitalist, who embodies the cash culture he grows up in. The young JR manipulates his meagre economic beginnings including a shipment of Navy surplus picnic forks, a defaulted bond issue and turns them into a massive paper empire. The novel's satiric assault upon the American Dream, and the economics it represents makes a compulsive read and the seminal American novel.

 
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Used availability for William Gaddis's JR


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Hardback Editions

June 1976 : UK Hardback
Title: JR
Author(s): William Gaddis
ISBN: 0-224-01253-3 / 978-0-224-01253-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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Paperback Editions

February 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: J R (American Literature (Dalkey Archive))
Author(s): William Gaddis
ISBN: 1-56478-433-9 / 978-1-56478-433-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
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September 2003 : UK Paperback
Title: JR
Author(s): William Gaddis
ISBN: 1-84354-165-3 / 978-1-84354-165-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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May 1993 : UK Paperback
Title: JR (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
Author(s): William Gaddis
ISBN: 0-14-018707-3 / 978-0-14-018707-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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July 1985 : UK Paperback
Title: JR
Author(s): William Gaddis
ISBN: 0-14-008039-2 / 978-0-14-008039-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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June 1976 : UK Paperback
Title: JR
Author(s): William Gaddis
ISBN: 0-224-01272-X / 978-0-224-01272-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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October 1975 : USA Paperback
Title: Jr
Author(s): William Gaddis
ISBN: 0-394-73142-5 / 978-0-394-49550-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf-Borzoi Books
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Audio Editions

February 2011 : USA Audio edition
Title: JR
Author(s): William Gaddis
Publisher: Audible Studios
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February 2011 : UK Audio edition
Title: JR
Author(s): William Gaddis
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK