Forrest Gump (novel)


Forrest Gump (novel)

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author = Winston Groom
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country = USA
language = English
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publisher = Pocket Books (November 1994)
pub_date = 1986
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isbn = 0671526065
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followed_by = Gump and Co.

"Forrest Gump" is a 1986 novel by Winston Groom. The title character experiences adventures ranging from shrimp farming and chess championships to space flight and capture by cannibals. Richard Nixon, the Vietnam conflict and college football are all part of the story. Throughout his life, Gump views the world simply and truthfully. Author and narrator Groom uses intonations that capture Gump's personality.

Film adaptation

"Forrest Gump" was adapted into a film starring Tom Hanks. The movie, however, covers a slightly different version of the later chapters, which deal with Gump's shrimp business and his meeting of his son Forrest, Jr. Gump and Forrest Jr. do not have the loving relationship that the end of the movie features–in the film, they actively tell each other that they love one another in their last conversation.In the novel, Gump uses a lot of very profane words and phrases.

In addition, the movie invented one of its most famous scenes in which Forrest chooses to run across America over a three year period.


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