- Forrest Gump (novel)
name = Forrest Gump
country = USA
language = English
publisher = Pocket Books (November 1994)
pub_date = 1986
isbn = 0671526065
Gump and Co.
"Forrest Gump" is a 1986 novel by
Winston Groom. The title character experiences adventures ranging from shrimp farming and chesschampionships to space flightand capture by cannibals. Richard Nixon, the Vietnam conflictand college footballare 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.
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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