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The Resource Forrest Gump : a novel, Winston Groom

Forrest Gump : a novel, Winston Groom

Label
Forrest Gump : a novel
Title
Forrest Gump
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Winston Groom
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Meet Forrest Gump, the lovable, herculean, and surprisingly savvy hero of this remarkable comic odyssey. After accidentally becoming the star of University of Alabama's football team, Forrest goes on to become a Vietnam War hero, a world-class Ping-Pong player, a villainous wrestler, and a business tycoon -- as he wonders with childlike wisdom at the insanity all around him. In between misadventures, he manages to compare battle scars with Lyndon Johnson, discover the truth about Richard Nixon, and survive the ups and downs of remaining true to his only love, Jenny, on an extraordinary journey through three decades of the American cultural landscape. Forrest Gump has one heck of a story to tell -- and you've got to read it to believe it ..
Summary
In the 1960s, Forrest Gump, a pleasant and obedient son with low intelligence, joins the army, returns from Vietnam famous for his heroics, and makes millions on a Louisiana shrimp boat while steadfastly loving a girl from his childhood
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
031438
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Groom, Winston
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1210
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Young men
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Young men
Target audience
adult
Label
Forrest Gump : a novel, Winston Groom
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn778886685
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
  • First Vintage books edition.
  • 25th anniversary edition.
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9780307947390
Lccn
2015301779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)778886685
Label
Forrest Gump : a novel, Winston Groom
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn778886685
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
  • First Vintage books edition.
  • 25th anniversary edition.
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9780307947390
Lccn
2015301779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)778886685

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