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At Home: A Short History of Private Life
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Transworld Pub
Publication date May 26, 2011
Pages 700
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780552777353
ISBN-10 0552777358
Dimensions 2 by 4.50 by 7.25 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $15.20
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: What does history really consists of? Centuries of people quietly going about their daily business - sleeping, eating, having sex, endeavouring to get comfortable. And where did all these normal activities take place? At home. This was the thought that inspired Bill Bryson to start a journey around the rooms of his own house, an 1851 Norfolk rectory, to consider how the ordinary things in life came to be. And what he discovered are surprising connections to anything from the Crystal Palace to the Eiffel Tower, from scurvy to body-snatching,from bedbugs to the Industrial Revolution, and just about everything else that has ever happened, resulting in one of the most entertaining and illuminating books ever written about the history of the way we live.

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This edition contains multiple works--typically stories or entire novels--that are found in different collections. Below find each work in this edition grouped by how you can find each.
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780385537285
 
Spl ill edition from Doubleday (October 29, 2013)
9780385537285 | details & prices | 553 pages | 7.75 × 10.00 × 1.75 in. | 3.40 lbs | List price $40.00
About: From one of our most beloved authors, a fascinating excursion into the history behind the place we call home—now richly illustrated with more than three hundred images.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780552777353
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Transworld Pub (May 26, 2011)
9780552777353 | details & prices | 700 pages | 4.50 × 7.25 × 2.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $15.20
This edition also contains At Home: A Short History of Private Life
About: What does history really consists of?
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780739315262
 
Unabridged edition from Random House (October 5, 2010)
9780739315262 | details & prices | 5.50 × 6.00 × 1.75 in. | 0.84 lbs | List price $45.00
About: From one of the most beloved authors of our  time—more than six million copies of his books have been sold in this country alone—a fascinating excursion into the history behind the place we call home.
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780767919388
 
from Doubleday (October 5, 2010)
9780767919388 | details & prices | 497 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.90 lbs | List price $28.95
About: From one of the most beloved authors of our  time—a fascinating excursion into the history behind the place we call home.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780552777353 Book cover for 9780767919395
 
Reprint edition from Anchor Books (October 4, 2011)
9780767919395 | details & prices | 577 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $16.95
About: In these pages, the beloved Bill Bryson gives us a fascinating history of the modern home, taking us on a room-by-room tour through his own house and using each room to explore the vast history of the domestic artifacts we take for granted.
The price comparison is for this edition
from Transworld Pub (May 26, 2011)
9780552777353 | details & prices | 700 pages | 4.50 × 7.25 × 2.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $15.20
This edition also contains At Home: A Short History of Private Life
About: What does history really consists of?
Miscellaneous
from Doubleday (October 5, 2010)
9780385533591 | details & prices | 512 pages | List price $28.95
from Doubleday of Canada (October 5, 2010)
9780307376114 | details & prices | List price $29.95

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