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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harper Voyager
Publication date May 1, 2006
Pages 334
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780060892999
ISBN-10 0060892994
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $15.99
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
First published in 1959 to critical acclaim and enduring popularity, a new edition of the landmark novel follows the struggle of the Monks of the Order of Saint Leibowitz to preserve the remnants of civilization after a nuclear war and to protect them against tyranny. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
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Winner of the 1961 Hugo Award for Best Novel and widely considered one of the most accomplished, powerful, and enduring classics of modern speculative fiction, Walter M. Miller, Jr.'s A Canticle for Leibowitz is a true landmark of twentieth-century literature -- a chilling and still-provocative look at a post-apocalyptic future.

In a nightmarish ruined world slowly awakening to the light after sleeping in darkness, the infant rediscoveries of science are secretly nourished by cloistered monks dedicated to the study and preservation of the relics and writings of the blessed Saint Isaac Leibowitz. From here the story spans centuries of ignorance, violence, and barbarism, viewing through a sharp, satirical eye the relentless progression of a human race damned by its inherent humanness to recelebrate its grand foibles and repeat its grievous mistakes. Seriously funny, stunning, and tragic, eternally fresh, imaginative, and altogether remarkable, A Canticle for Leibowitz retains its ability to enthrall and amaze. It is now, as it always has been, a masterpiece.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780839823094
 
from Lightyear Pr (June 1, 1993)
9780899683539 | details & prices | List price $18.95
About: In the depths of the Utah desert, long after the Flame Deluge has scoured the earth clean, a monk of the Order of Saint Leibowitz has made a miraculous discovery: holy relics from the life of the great saint himself, including the blessed blueprint, the sacred shopping list, and the hallowed shrine of the Fallout Shelter.
from Gregg Pr (June 1, 1975)
9780839823094 | details & prices | List price $15.50
About: A monk strives to preserve spiritual life and wisdom in the years following a nuclear holocaust
Paperback
Book cover for 9780060892999 Book cover for 9780060913212 Book cover for 9780397005741 Book cover for 9780553379266
 
The price comparison is for this edition
With Mary Doria Russell (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Harper Voyager (May 1, 2006)
9780060892999 | details & prices | 334 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $15.99
About: First published in 1959 to critical acclaim and enduring popularity, a new edition of the landmark novel follows the struggle of the Monks of the Order of Saint Leibowitz to preserve the remnants of civilization after a nuclear war and to protect them against tyranny.
from Spectra (March 1, 2006)
9780553273816 | details & prices | 338 pages | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $7.99
About: A monk struggles to preserve spiritual life and wisdom in the years following a nuclear holocaust
Reprint edition from Bantam Dell Pub Group (October 1, 1997)
9780553379266 | details & prices | 338 pages | 5.25 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $14.00
About: A monk struggles to preserve spiritual life and wisdom in the years following a nuclear holocaust
Reprint edition from Harpercollins (February 1, 1986)
9780060913212 | details & prices | List price $8.95
About: A monk strives to preserve spiritual life and wisdom in the years following a nuclear holocaust
from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (June 1, 1959); titled "Canticle for Leibowitz"
9780397005741 | details & prices | List price $4.95
About: A monk strives to preserve spiritual life and wisdom in the years following a nuclear holocaust
CD/Spoken Word
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With Walter M. Miller, Jr., Tom Weiner (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (December 1, 2011)
9781455120239 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $32.95
This edition also contains Canticle for Leibowitz
About: Winner of the 1961 Hugo Award for Best Science Fiction Novel One of the most accomplished, powerful, and enduring classics of modern speculative fiction, this is a chilling, provocative look at a postapocalyptic future.
With Walter M. Miller, Jr., Tom Weiner (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (December 1, 2011)
9781455120246 | details & prices | 5.75 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $29.95
This edition also contains Canticle for Leibowitz
Reinforced
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from Demco Media (October 1, 1997); titled "Canticle for Leibowitz"
9780606344463 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $23.46
About: In the depths of the Utah desert, long after the Flame Deluge has scoured the earth clean, a monk of the Order of Saint Leibowitz has made a miraculous discovery: holy relics from the life of the great saint himself, including the blessed blueprint, the sacred shopping list, and the hallowed shrine of the Fallout Shelter.
from Demco Media (January 1, 1988); titled "Canticle for Leibowitz"
9780606025270 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $22.67
About: A monk struggles to preserve spiritual life and wisdom in the years following a nuclear holocaust
Prebinding
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With Walter M. Miller, Jr. | Reprint edition from Paw Prints (May 29, 2008)
9781435294646 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $16.50
This edition also contains Canticle for Leibowitz
About: Winner of the 1961 Hugo Award for Best Novel and widely considered one of the most accomplished, powerful, and enduring classics of modern speculative fiction, Walter M.

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