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Carpe Jugulum: A Novel of Discworld
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harpercollins
Publication date October 1, 1999
Pages 296
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780061051586
ISBN-10 0061051586
Dimensions 1 by 6.50 by 10 in.
Weight 1.24 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $24.00
§As reported by publisher
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In a new installment in the popular Discworld series, the king of Lancre celebrates the birth of a daughter to his wife Magrat, a somewhat retired sorceress, leading to a party gate-crashing by vampires from the land of Uberwald.
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It is rare and splendid event when an author is elevated from the underground into the international literary establishment. In the case of England's best-known and best-loved modern satirist, that event has been long overdue.

Terry Pratchett's profoundly irreverent Discworld novels satirize and celebrate every aspect of life, modern and ancient, sacred and profane. Consistent number-one bestsellers in England, they have garnered him a secure position in the pantheon of humor along with Mark Twain, Douglas Adams, Matt Groening, and Jonathan Swift.

Even so distinguished an author as A. S. Byatt has sung his praises, calling Pratchett's intricate and delightful fictional Discworld "more complicated and satisfying than Oz."

His latest satiric triumph, Carpe Jugulum, involves an exclusive royal snafu that leads to comic mayhem. In a fit of enlightenment democracy and ebullient goodwill, King Verence invites Uberwald's undead, the Magpyrs, into Lancre to celebrate the birth of his daughter. But once ensconced within the castle, these wine-drinking, garlic-eating, sun-loving modern vampires have no intention of leaving. Ever.

Only an uneasy alliance between a nervous young priest and the argumentative local witches can save the country from being taken over by people with a cultivated bloodlust and bad taste in silk waistcoats. For them, there's only one way to fight.

Go for the throat, or as the vampyres themselves say...
Carpe Jugulum



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from Harpercollins (October 1, 1999)
9780061051586 | details & prices | 296 pages | 6.50 × 10.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.24 lbs | List price $24.00
About: The king of Lancre celebrates the birth of a daughter to his wife Magrat, a somewhat retired sorceress, leading to a party gate-crashing by vampires from the land of Uberwald
Paperback
Book cover for 9780061020391 Book cover for 9780062280145
 
With Terry Pratchett | Reissue edition from Harpercollins (April 29, 2014)
9780062280145 | details & prices | 409 pages | 4.00 × 7.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.52 lbs | List price $9.99
About: King Verence, in a fit of enlightened democracy and ebullient goodwill, invites Uberwald's undead, the Magpyrs, into Lancre to celebrate the birth of his daughter.
Reprint edition from Harpercollins (August 1, 2000)
9780061020391 | details & prices | 378 pages | 4.25 × 6.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $6.99
About: The king of Lancre celebrates the birth of a daughter to his wife Magrat, a somewhat retired sorceress, leading to a party gate-crashing by vampires from the land of Uberwald.

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