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Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Avon A
Publication date August 1, 2005
Pages 430
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780060839871
ISBN-10 0060839872
Dimensions 1.50 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Original list price $15.99
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, this book becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions on how to live. The narrator's relationship with his son leads to a powerful self-reckoning; thecraft of motorcycle maintenance leads to an austerely beautiful process for reconciling science, religion, and humanism. Resonant with the confusions of existence, this classic is a touching and transcendent book of life.--From publisher description.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Note: The font size of the text in the book is 11.5 pt

A penetrating examination of how we live and how to live better

A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions on how to live. The narrator's relationship with his son leads to a powerful self-reckoning; the craft of motorcycle maintenance leads to an austerely beautiful process for reconciling science, religion, and humanism. Resonant with the confusions of existence, this classic is a touching and transcendent book of life.

This new edition contains an interview with Pirsig and letters and documents detailing how this extraordinary book came to be.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780370103389 Book cover for 9780688002305
 
from Bodley Head (July 1, 1999); titled "Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values"
9780370103389 | details & prices | List price $39.95
About: This lyrical, evocative, thought-provoking journal of a man's quest for truth -- and for himself -- has touched and changed an entire generation.
10th edition from William Morrow & Co (April 1, 1974)
9780688002305 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $26.99
About: While cycling through the western states, a disillusioned American questions the meaning of existence after confronting the ghost of his former, uninstitutionalized self
Paperback
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With Robert M. Pirsig | Reprint edition from Harpercollins (October 1, 2008)
9780061673733 | details & prices | 418 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.50 in. | 0.94 lbs | List price $18.99
This edition also contains Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values
About: “The real cycle you’re working on is a cycle called ‘yourself.
Reprint edition from Harper Torch (May 1, 2006)
9780060589462 | details & prices | 540 pages | 4.25 × 6.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $7.99
About: While cycling through the western states, a disillusioned American questions the meaning of existence after confronting the ghost of his former, uninstitutionalized self.
The price comparison is for this edition
from Avon A (August 1, 2005)
9780060839871 | details & prices | 430 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.50 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $15.99
About: A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, this book becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions on how to live.
Reprint edition from Perennial (October 1, 2000)
9780060958329 | details & prices | 448 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $13.00
About: A republication of the New Age classic blends ancient and Eastern philosophy and follows a man's cross-country motorcycle trip with his adolescent son during which they explore the pain, joy, and possibilities of life in the modern world.
from Quill (May 1, 1999)
9780688171667 | details & prices | 436 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $13.00
About: A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, this book becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions on how to live.
from William Morrow & Co (May 1, 1979)
9780688052300 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $12.95
About: While cycling through the western states, a disillusioned American questions the meaning of existence after confronting the ghost of his former, uninstitutionalized self
CD/Spoken Word
With Michael Kramer (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Macmillan Audio (November 14, 2006)
9781593979829 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.75 × 1.50 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $57.99
About: While cycling through the Western States, a disillusioned American questions the meaning of existence after confronting the ghost of his former, uninstitutionalized self.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781559273787
 
With Lawrence Pressman (other contributor) | Abridged edition from St Martins Pr (May 15, 1996)
9781559273787 | details & prices | 4.75 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $24.95
About: While cycling through the western states with his son, a disillusioned American questions the meaning of existence after confronting the ghost of his former, uninstitutionalized self.

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