Great Books Edition
By Thomas Pynchon
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780140283389, 784pp.)
Publication Date: January 2000
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The sprawling, encyclopedic narrative of Gravity's Rainbow -- with its countless subsidiary plots, more than 400 characters, shifting literary styles, and allusions ranging from classical music theory, literature, and military science to comic strips and film -- and the novel's penetrating analysis of the impact of technology on society make it an intellectual tour de force.
Thomas Pynchon is the author of V.; The Crying of Lot 49; Gravity���s Rainbow; Slow Learner, a collection of short stories; Vineland; Mason & Dixon; Against the Day; and, most recently, Inherent Vice. He received the National Book Award for Gravity���s Rainbow in 1974.