V by Thomas Pynchon

V. is the debut novel of Thomas Pynchon, published in 1963. It describes the exploits of a discharged U.S. Navy sailor named Benny Profane, his reconnection in New York with a group of pseudo-bohemian artists and hangers-on known as the Whole Sick Crew, and the quest of an aging traveller named Herbert Stencil to identify and locate the mysterious entity he knows only as "V." It was nominated for a National Book Award.

The 567th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 26th on In Which These Are the 100 Greatest Novels (ThisRecording.com)
  2. - Donald Barthelme’s Reading List (Believer Mag)
  3. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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V. Paperback 5195008 $12.75
V. Hardcover 11024256 $69.98
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V Hardcover 10478315 $66.00
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V. Kindle Edition 82117 $10.99 2012
V Hardcover 641387 $26.08 $22.09 1997
V Mass Market Paperback 1839599 $11.04 $9.07 1984
V. (French Edition) Pocket Book 8288391 $11.56 $4.50 2001
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V Hardcover 7595878 $305.00
V. Mass Market Paperback 1898186 $2.51
V Paperback 2389804 $8.94 $1.99 1995
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V. (Perennial Classics) Paperback 86897 $9.95 $2.15 2005
V Mass Market Paperback 3081420 $124.96 $1.15
V. Paperback 12609526 $29.95
V. (Chinese Edition) Paperback 8777444 $684.65 2010
V: A Novel Hardcover 3569441 $522.57
V. Paperback 18577127 $37.99 $14.66 1994
V. (Fabula (Tusquets Editores)) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 9006806 $40.71 $55.71 2008