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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harpercollins
Publication date October 1, 2008
Pages 418
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780061673733
ISBN-10 0061673730
Dimensions 1.50 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.94 lbs.
Original list price $18.99
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

“The real cycle you’re working on is a cycle called ‘yourself.’”

One of the most important and influential books of the past half-century, Robert M. Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a powerful, moving, and penetrating examination of how we live and a meditation on how to live better. Pirsig’s narrative of a father and son on a summer motorcycle trip across America’s Northwest becomes a profound personal and philosophical odyssey into life’s fundamental questions. A true modern classic, it remains at once touching and transcendent, resonant with the myriad confusions of existence and the small, essential triumphs that propel us forward.



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.
Hardcover
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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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The price comparison is for this edition
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.
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.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780061673733
 
The price comparison is for this edition
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.
Prebinding
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780833500656 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $21.90
About: One of the most influential and provocative books of its generation, Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance continues to attract and inspire readers of all ages with its intriguing blend of ancient and Eastern philosophy, cultural criticism, and scientific inquiry.

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