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The Cider House Rules


The Cider House Rules (1985) is a novel by American writer John Irving, a Bildungsroman, which was later adapted into a film (1999) and a stage play by Peter Parnell. The story, set in the pre– and post–World War II era, is about a young man, Homer Wells, growing up under the guidance of Dr. Wilbur Larch, an obstetrician and abortionist. The story relates his early life at Larch's orphanage in Maine and follows Homer as he eventually leaves the nest and comes of age in the world.
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original title: The Cider House Rules
language: English
date of publication: 1985
genre: novel
main subject: abortion, orphan
follows: The Hotel New Hampshire
followed by: A Prayer for Owen Meany

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