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The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harpercollins
Publication date September 1, 1994
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780061054884
ISBN-10 0061054887
Dimensions 1 by 4 by 6.50 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Original list price $6.99
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Summary
Unwilling to accept that his anarchist world must be separated from the rest of the civilized universe, Shevek, a brilliant physicist, risks his life by traveling to the utopian mother planet of Urras. Reissue.
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“One of the greats….Not just a science fiction writer; a literary icon.” – Stephen King

From the brilliant and award-winning author Ursula K. Le Guin comes a classic tale of two planets torn apart by conflict and mistrust — and the man who risks everything to reunite them.

A bleak moon settled by utopian anarchists, Anarres has long been isolated from other worlds, including its mother planet, Urras—a civilization of warring nations, great poverty, and immense wealth. Now Shevek, a brilliant physicist, is determined to reunite the two planets, which have been divided by centuries of distrust. He will seek answers, question the unquestionable, and attempt to tear down the walls of hatred that have kept them apart.

To visit Urras—to learn, to teach, to share—will require great sacrifice and risks, which Shevek willingly accepts. But the ambitious scientist's gift is soon seen as a threat, and in the profound conflict that ensues, he must reexamine his beliefs even as he ignites the fires of change.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780060125639
 
1 edition from Harpercollins (May 1, 1974)
9780060125639 | details & prices | 341 pages | List price $11.95
About: A physicist from isolated Anarres travels to the mother planet, Urras, in hopes of dissolving the hatred that exists between them
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Harpercollins (September 1, 1994)
9780061054884 | details & prices | 4.00 × 6.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $6.99
About: Unwilling to accept that his anarchist world must be separated from the rest of the civilized universe, Shevek, a brilliant physicist, risks his life by traveling to the utopian mother planet of Urras.

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