Thomas Pynchon
Thomas Pynchon is an American author of English literature. His style is very dense, and lends from influences such as Herman Melville, Vladimir Nabokov, Franz Kafka and William Faulkner. Pynchon grew up in Long Island, New York. He served in the U.S. Navy for two years and earned his English degree from Cornell University. Pynchon is a MacArthur Fellow and the winner of the National Book Award, and has been considered for the Noble Prize for Literature many times. Subjects in his works include history, science and mathematics (among others). Pynchon is a very private person and has very few published photographs since the 1960s.

Thomas Pynchon became a published novelist in 1961 with the novel V. Below is a list of Thomas Pynchon’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


V(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Crying of Lot 49(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gravity's Rainbow(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vineland(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mason & Dixon(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Against the Day(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inherent Vice(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bleeding Edge(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories


The Small Rain(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mortality and Mercy in Vienna(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Low-Lands(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret Integration(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Slow Learner(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadly Sins(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: Deadly Sins also contains essays by Antonia S. Byatt, Mary Gordon, Richard Howard, Joyce Carol Oates, William Trevor, John Updike and Gore Vidal.

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Thomas Pynchon Synopsis: Thomas Pynchon’s writing career was did not begin with his debut novel, but with the publication in literary magazines of the five stories collected in the short story collection Slow Learner. In his introduction, Pynchon reviews his early work honestly and looks back at the cultural landscape of when these stories were written.

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