The World According to Garp - The First Assassin Summary & Analysis

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The First Assassin Summary

Garp sends this first chapter of his new book to John Wolf who cannot believe that Garp wants to publish such blatantly gory material about rape and murder. Jenny is the only person who likes the beginning of the new book because the heroine, Hope Standish, survives and is given credit for the horrific act she is forced to commit.

Garp ignores John's protests and completes the novel just before Helen has a baby girl whom they name Jenny in honor of Garp's mother. Helen is not especially overjoyed at Jenny's birth but is relieved to have some distraction from the overwhelming grief of losing Walt.

John is finally able to see the redeeming qualities of Garp's new novel but before agreeing to publish it, gives the manuscript to his office cleaning woman named Jillsy Sloper. It has been...

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