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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harpercollins Pub Ltd
Publication date March 20, 2003
Pages 224
Binding Hardcover
Edition New
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780007154395
ISBN-10 0007154399
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $16.35
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Four children, a beautiful old house, the love of relatives and friends, Harriet and David Lovatt's life is a hymn to domestic bliss and old-fashioned family values. But when their fifth child is born, a sickly and implacable shadow is cast over this tender idyll.
Editions
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.
Editions for the work The Fifth Child
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780394571058
 
The price comparison is for this edition
With Doris May Lessing | New edition from Harpercollins Pub Ltd (March 20, 2003)
9780007154395 | details & prices | 224 pages | List price $16.35
This edition also contains The Fifth Child
About: Four children, a beautiful old house, the love of relatives and friends, Harriet and David Lovatt's life is a hymn to domestic bliss and old-fashioned family values.
from Alfred a Knopf Inc (March 1, 1988)
9780394571058 | details & prices | List price $16.95
About: Amid the turbulent atmosphere of the late 1960s, Harriet and David Lovatt manage to keep their family safely detached from outside turmoil--until the birth of their fifth child, who is abnormally strong, demanding, even violent
Paperback
Book cover for 9780679721826
 
Reprint edition from Vintage Books (May 1, 1989)
9780679721826 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Ben, now grown and in the care of good-hearted prostitute Rita and her boyfriend, unknowingly helps them transport drugs to Paris.
Cassette/Spoken Word
With Susan Fleetwood (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Isis Audio (April 1, 1995)
9781856956673 | details & prices | 6.75 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $51.95
About: Classic horror of a family torn apart by the arrival of Ben, their feral fifth child.
Prebinding
With Doris May Lessing | Reprint edition from Paw Prints (July 10, 2008)
9781439513255 | details & prices | 4.75 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.46 lbs | List price $21.95
Editions for the work The Fifth Child
Hardcover
The price comparison is for this edition
New edition from Harpercollins Pub Ltd (March 20, 2003)
9780007154395 | details & prices | 224 pages | List price $16.35
This edition also contains The Fifth Child
About: Four children, a beautiful old house, the love of relatives and friends, Harriet and David Lovatt's life is a hymn to domestic bliss and old-fashioned family values.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781522613794 Book cover for 9781522613800
 
With Sue Pitkin (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (June 7, 2016)
9781522613800 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.75 × 0.50 in. | List price $9.99
About: Doris Lessing's contemporary gothic horror story—centered on the birth of a baby who seems less than human—probes society's unwillingness to recognize its own brutality.
With Sue Pitkin (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Brilliance Audio (June 7, 2016)
9781522613794 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.50 × 0.38 in. | List price $14.99
About: Doris Lessing's contemporary gothic horror story—centered on the birth of a baby who seems less than human—probes society's unwillingness to recognize its own brutality.
Unabridged edition from Isis Audio (May 30, 2002)
9780753114834 | details & prices | List price $59.95
About: Harriet and David, against the trends of the 1960s, favour fidelity, love, family life and a permanent home.

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