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The Fifth Elephant: A Novel of Discworld
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harpercollins
Publication date April 29, 2014
Pages 455
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780062280138
ISBN-10 0062280139
Dimensions 1.25 by 4 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.58 lbs.
Original list price $9.99
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Everyone knows that the world is flat and supported on the backs of four elephants. But weren't there supposed to be five? Indeed there were. So where is it?

When duty calls, Commander Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork constabulary answers—even if he doesn't want to. Now, he's been invited to attend a royal function as both detective and diplomat. The one role he relishes; the other requires, well, ruby tights. Of course, where cops (even those clad in tights) go, alas, crime follows. An attempted assassination and a theft soon lead to a desperate chase from the low halls of Discworld royalty to the legendary fat mines of Uberwald, where lard is found in underground seams along with tusks and teeth and other precious ivory artifacts. It's up to the dauntless Vimes—bothered as usual by a familiar cast of Discworld inhabitants (you know, trolls, dwarfs, werewolves, vampires, and such)—to solve the puzzle of the missing pachyderm. Which, of course, he will . . . after all, solving mysteries is his job.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780061051579
 
from Harper Prism (April 1, 2000)
9780061051579 | details & prices | 321 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $24.00
About: A new visit to the satiric Discworld involves a search for the missing elephant from the five who support Discworld on their backs, as a stolen scone, a dwarf coronation, and ruby tights get into the act
Paperback
Book cover for 9780061020407 Book cover for 9780062280138
 
The price comparison is for this edition
With Terry Pratchett | Reissue edition from Harpercollins (April 29, 2014)
9780062280138 | details & prices | 455 pages | 4.00 × 7.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.58 lbs | List price $9.99
About: Everyone knows that the world is flat and supported on the backs of four elephants.
Reprint edition from Harpercollins (April 1, 2001)
9780061020407 | details & prices | 400 pages | 4.00 × 6.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $6.99
About: A new visit to the satiric Discworld involves a search for the missing elephant from the five who support Discworld on their backs, as a stolen scone, a dwarf coronation, and ruby tights get into the act.

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