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Irving, John

(Encyclopedia) Irving, John, 1942–, American writer, b. Exeter, N.H. His mixture of wild plot strategies and eccentric characters brought him to wide attention with his fourth novel…

John Irving

John Irving became internationally known after the publication of his fourth novel, 1978's The World According to Garp. Since then, he's published more than a dozen novels, including The Cider House…

Irving, Sir Henry

(Encyclopedia) Irving, Sir Henry, 1838–1905, English actor and theatrical manager, originally named John Henry Brodribb. He made his debut in 1856 and achieved fame in 1871 with his…

Irving, Washington

(Encyclopedia) Irving, Washington, 1783–1859, American author and diplomat, b. New York City. Irving was one of the first Americans to be recognized abroad as a man of letters, and he…

Irving

(Encyclopedia) Irving, city (1990 pop. 155,037), Dallas co., N Tex., a suburb of Dallas ; inc. as a city 1952. Building supplies, chemicals, electronic equipment, and airplane…

Irving Stone 2000 Deaths

Irving StoneAge: 90 greeting-card company executive who transformed the family business, Sapirstein Greeting Card Co., which distributed cards, into American Greetings, the country's second-…

John Irving WHALLEY, Congress, PA (1902-1980)

WHALLEY, John Irving, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Barnesboro, Cambria County, Pa., September 14, 1902; attended the public schools and Cambria Rowe Business College; engaged in…

John Irving RINAKER, Congress, IL (1830-1915)

RINAKER, John Irving, a Representative from Illinois; born in Baltimore, Md., November 1, 1830; moved with his parents to Springfield, Ill., in December 1836; attended the Illinois College for…

Babbitt, Irving

(Encyclopedia) Babbitt, Irving băb´ĭt [key], 1865–1933, American scholar, b. Dayton, Ohio. At Harvard as professor of French literature from 1912 until his death, he was a vigorous…

Irving, Edward

(Encyclopedia) Irving, Edward, 1792–1834, Scottish preacher, under whose influence the Catholic Apostolic Church was founded; its members have sometimes been called Irvingites.…