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Catch-22

Catch-22

Presents the tale of the dangerously sane Captain Yossarian, who spends his time in Italy plotting to survive. This novel is a satirical indictment of military madness and stupidity, and the desire of the ordinary man to survive it.

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ISBN 9780099470465
Barcode 9780099470465
Published 2 February 2004 by Vintage
Format Paperback, New edition
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Author(s) By Heller, Joseph
Introduction by Jacobson, Howard
Series Vintage Classics
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ISBN-13 9780099470465
ISBN-10 0099470462
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage Classics
Publication Date 2 February 2004
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Heller, Joseph
Introduction by Jacobson, Howard
Series Vintage Classics
Category Award Winning
Fiction
Second World War fiction
Award Winning Adult's Titles
Number of Pages 544
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 34mm
Weight 373g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress World War, 1939-1945 - United States - Fiction, Satire - lcsh
NBS Text War Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code 102705

Description of this Book

At the heart of Joseph Heller's bestselling novel, first published in 1961, is a satirical indictment of military madness and stupidity, and the desire of the ordinary man to survive it. It is the tale of the dangerously sane Captain Yossarian, who spends his time in Italy plotting to survive.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 21 2003
NZ Review Blessedly, monstrously, bloatedly, cynically funny, and fantastically unique. No one has ever written a book like this Financial Times Wildly original, brutally gruesome, a dazzling performance that will outrage as many readers as it delights. Vulgarly, bitterly, savagely funny, it will not be forgotten by those who can take it New York Times It is the Rock and Roll of novels -- Norman Mailer Catch-22 is the only war novel I've ever read that makes any sense -- Harper Lee The greatest satirical work in the English language since EREHWON Observer
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Joseph Heller was born in 1923 in Brooklyn, New York. He served as a bombardier in the Second World War and then attended New York University and Columbia University and then Oxford, the last on a Fullbright scholarship. He then taught for two years at Pennsylvania State University, before returning to New York, where he began a successful career in the advertising departments of Time, Look and McCall's magazines. It was during this time that he had the idea for Catch-22. Working on the novel in spare moments and evenings at home, it took him eight years to complete and was first published in 1961. His second novel, Something Happened was published in 1974, Good As Gold in 1979 and Closing Time in 1994. He is also the author of the play We Bombed in New Haven. Joseph Heller is an honorary fellow of St. Catherine's College, Oxford, which he visits periodically to meet students who are writing fiction. He died in 1999.

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