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158-Pound Marriage, the (1974) [Novel]
by John Irving Rating: Weighted - 5.4 / Average - 5.0 of 10 (5 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Sometimes they looked at each other, aroused half out of their minds by the thought that each had just been making love with another, and it would be enough to make them want to do it — together — all over again. Well, almost enough...

Original title: The 158-Pound Marriage
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction


  • Dedication: "For JMF"

Edition #1: The 158-Pound Marriage

The 158-Pound Marriage (1974)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Irving looks cunningly beyond the eye-catching gyrations of the mating dance to the morning-after implications." Washington Post
  • "Everything you've always known about sex and were afraid to tell. A wonderfully well-done and very civilized novel." Vance Bourjaily
  • "Irving is one of the best. In this novel he applies his extraordinary gifts and holds—knowledge and imagination—to battle royal, Greco-Roman relationship, all the Australian tag team theatrics of body contact and love." Stanley Elkin
  • "John Irving, it is abundantly clear, is a true artist. He is not afraid to take on great themes." The Los Angeles Times
  • "The action takes them into the shower, to a summer house on the Cape, into various complicated positions, and into shock.... Mr. Irving develops this theme in a deft, hard-hitting style, breaking cleanly at the clinches." The New York Times
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The 158-Pound Marriage (April 14, 1990)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 034536743X
Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.8 x 0.9 in
Pages: 256

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The 158-Pound Marriage (September 1, 1978)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pocket Books
ISBN: 0671822535
Dimensions: 4.0 x 6.9 x 0.7 in
Pages: 255

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