Catch-22 [electronic resource] : 50th Anniversary Edition.
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Catch-22 [electronic resource] : 50th Anniversary Edition.

By Heller, Joseph.
OverDrive, Inc.
Baker & Taylor Axis 360.

Genre Electronic books.

ISBN 9781451632965

Bib Id 2255700

Edition 50th Anniversary Edition.

Description 1 online resource

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9781451632965 (eBook) : $16.00
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Catch-22 [electronic resource] : 50th Anniversary Edition.
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50th Anniversary Edition.
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1 online resource
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This fiftieth-anniversary edition commemorates Joseph Heller's masterpiece with a new introduction; critical essays and reviews by Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; rare papers and photos; and much more. Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read. Soon to be a Hulu limited series starring Christopher Abbott, George Clooney, Kyle Chandler, and Hugh Laurie.Fifty years after its original publication, Catch-22 remains a cornerstone of American literature and one of the funniest—and most celebrated—books of all time. In recent years it has been named to "best novels" lists by Time, Newsweek, the Modern Library, and the London Observer. Set in Italy during World War II, this is the story of the incomparable, malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy—it is his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to excuse himself from the perilous missions he's assigned, he'll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule: a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but if he makes a formal request to be removed from duty, he is proven sane and therefore ineligible to be relieved. This fiftieth-anniversary edition commemorates Joseph Heller's masterpiece with a new introduction by Christopher Buckley; a wealth of critical essays and reviews by Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; rare papers and photos from Joseph Heller's personal archive; and much more. Here, at last, is the definitive edition of a classic of world literature.
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Text Difficulty 6 - Text Difficulty 9
UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
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Electronic reproduction. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2010. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 5765 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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