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The Crying of Lot 49 | Study Guide

Thomas Pynchon

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Author

Thomas Pynchon

Year Published

1965

Type

Novel

Genre

Satire

Perspective and Narrator

The Crying of Lot 49 is told in third-person limited narration.

Tense

The Crying of Lot 49 is written in the past tense.

About the Title

Lot 49 is a number of "Tristero forgeries" in stamp collector Pierce Inverarity's collection. At the end of The Crying of Lot 49, the protagonist, Oedipa Maas, learns an auctioneer will "cry" out the various lots during the auction of Pierce's estate.

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