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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harpercollins
Publication date June 1, 1980
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780060125745
ISBN-10 0060125748
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $12.95
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
While on a mission to the planet Gethen, earthling Genly Ai is sent by leaders of the nation of Orgoreyn to a concentration camp from which the exiled prime minister of the nation of Karhide tries to rescue him
Amazon.com description: Product Description: While on a mission to the planet Gethen, earthling Genly Ai is sent by leaders of the nation of Orgoreyn to a concentration camp from which the exiled prime minister of the nation of Karhide tries to rescue him

Editions
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Editions for the work The Left Hand of Darkness
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780060125745 Book cover for 9780802713025
 
25 anv edition from Walker & Co (October 1, 1994)
9780802713025 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $27.50
About: While on a mission to the planet Gethen, earthling Genly Ai is sent by leaders of the nation of Orgoreyn to a concentration camp from which the exiled prime minister of the nation of Karhide tries to rescue him
The price comparison is for this edition
from Harpercollins (June 1, 1980)
9780060125745 | details & prices | List price $12.95
About: While on a mission to the planet Gethen, earthling Genly Ai is sent by leaders of the nation of Orgoreyn to a concentration camp from which the exiled prime minister of the nation of Karhide tries to rescue him
The price comparison is for this edition
from Harpercollins (June 1, 1980)
9780060125745 | details & prices | List price $12.95
About: While on a mission to the planet Gethen, earthling Genly Ai is sent by leaders of the nation of Orgoreyn to a concentration camp from which the exiled prime minister of the nation of Karhide tries to rescue him
Paperback
Book cover for 9780441007318 Book cover for 9780441478125 Book cover for 9781860491894
 
With Ursula K. Le Guin | from Gardners Books (April 28, 2016)
9780356507460 | details & prices | 256 pages | List price $14.00
This edition also contains Left Hand of Darkness
Reissue edition from Ace Books (July 1, 2000)
9780441007318 | details & prices | 304 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $16.00
About: While on a mission to the planet Gethen, earthling Genly Ai is sent by leaders of the nation of Orgoreyn to a concentration camp from which the exiled prime minister of the nation of Karhide tries to rescue him.
With Ursula K. Le Guin | New edition from Gardners Books (July 3, 1997)
9781860491894 | details & prices | 256 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $14.25
This edition also contains Left Hand of Darkness
About: Winter is an Earth-like planet with two big differences; the weather conditions are permanentley semi-arctic and the inhabitants are all of the same sex.
Reprint edition from Ace Books (January 1, 1991)
9780441478125 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $9.99
About: On behalf of his government, an earthling travels to an alien, backward world whose inhabitants are all ambisexual
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780871881120
 
from Hachette Audio (September 1, 1985); titled "Left Hand of Darkness"
9780871881120 | details & prices | List price $4.98
About: From male to female and back again may seem strange, but no for the icy planet Gethen.
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606192989
 
With Ursula K. Le Guin | from Demco Media (October 1, 2000)
9780606192989 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $23.40
About: While on a mission to the planet Gethen, earthling Genly Ai is sent by leaders of the nation of Orgoreyn to a concentration camp from which the exiled prime minister of the nation of Karhide tries to rescue him.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781417648436
 
With Ursula K. Le Guin | Reissue edition from Paw Prints (October 8, 2008)
9781439560860 | details & prices | List price $16.99
This edition also contains Left Hand of Darkness
With Ursula K. Le Guin | from Turtleback Books (July 1, 2000); titled "Left Hand of Darkness"
9781417648436 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.76 lbs | List price $26.95
This edition also contains Left Hand of Darkness
About: While on a mission to the planet Gethen, earthling Genly Ai is sent by leaders of the nation of Orgoreyn to a concentration camp from which the exiled prime minister of the nation of Karhide tries to rescue him.
Editions for the work The Left Hand of Darkness
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780060125745 Book cover for 9780802713025
 
25 anv edition from Walker & Co (October 1, 1994)
9780802713025 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $27.50
About: While on a mission to the planet Gethen, earthling Genly Ai is sent by leaders of the nation of Orgoreyn to a concentration camp from which the exiled prime minister of the nation of Karhide tries to rescue him
The price comparison is for this edition
from Harpercollins (June 1, 1980)
9780060125745 | details & prices | List price $12.95
About: While on a mission to the planet Gethen, earthling Genly Ai is sent by leaders of the nation of Orgoreyn to a concentration camp from which the exiled prime minister of the nation of Karhide tries to rescue him
The price comparison is for this edition
from Harpercollins (June 1, 1980)
9780060125745 | details & prices | List price $12.95
About: While on a mission to the planet Gethen, earthling Genly Ai is sent by leaders of the nation of Orgoreyn to a concentration camp from which the exiled prime minister of the nation of Karhide tries to rescue him
Paperback
Book cover for 9780441007318 Book cover for 9780441478125 Book cover for 9781860491894
 
With Ursula K. Le Guin | from Gardners Books (April 28, 2016)
9780356507460 | details & prices | 256 pages | List price $14.00
This edition also contains Left Hand of Darkness
Reissue edition from Ace Books (July 1, 2000)
9780441007318 | details & prices | 304 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $16.00
About: While on a mission to the planet Gethen, earthling Genly Ai is sent by leaders of the nation of Orgoreyn to a concentration camp from which the exiled prime minister of the nation of Karhide tries to rescue him.
With Ursula K. Le Guin | New edition from Gardners Books (July 3, 1997)
9781860491894 | details & prices | 256 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $14.25
This edition also contains Left Hand of Darkness
About: Winter is an Earth-like planet with two big differences; the weather conditions are permanentley semi-arctic and the inhabitants are all of the same sex.
Reprint edition from Ace Books (January 1, 1991)
9780441478125 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $9.99
About: On behalf of his government, an earthling travels to an alien, backward world whose inhabitants are all ambisexual
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780871881120
 
from Hachette Audio (September 1, 1985); titled "Left Hand of Darkness"
9780871881120 | details & prices | List price $4.98
About: From male to female and back again may seem strange, but no for the icy planet Gethen.
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606192989
 
With Ursula K. Le Guin | from Demco Media (October 1, 2000)
9780606192989 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $23.40
About: While on a mission to the planet Gethen, earthling Genly Ai is sent by leaders of the nation of Orgoreyn to a concentration camp from which the exiled prime minister of the nation of Karhide tries to rescue him.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781417648436
 
With Ursula K. Le Guin | Reissue edition from Paw Prints (October 8, 2008)
9781439560860 | details & prices | List price $16.99
This edition also contains Left Hand of Darkness
With Ursula K. Le Guin | from Turtleback Books (July 1, 2000); titled "Left Hand of Darkness"
9781417648436 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.76 lbs | List price $26.95
This edition also contains Left Hand of Darkness
About: While on a mission to the planet Gethen, earthling Genly Ai is sent by leaders of the nation of Orgoreyn to a concentration camp from which the exiled prime minister of the nation of Karhide tries to rescue him.

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