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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin USA
Publication date August 29, 2006
Pages 446
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780143037743
ISBN-10 0143037749
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Original list price $17.00
Amazon.com says people who bought this book also bought:
Howards End | Feel Free: Essays | Swing Time: A Novel | NW | White Teeth | Season of Migration to the North | The Annotated Lolita
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Struggling with a stale marriage and the misguided passions of his three adult children, long-suffering art professor Howard Belsey finds his family life thrown into turmoil by his son's engagement to the socially prominent daughter of a right-wing icon. By the author of White Teeth. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 250,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Winner of the 2006 Orange Prize for fiction, another bestselling masterwork from the celebrated author of Swing Time and White Teeth

Having hit bestseller lists from the New York Times to the San Francisco Chronicle, this wise, hilarious novel reminds us why Zadie Smith has rocketed to literary stardom. On Beauty is the story of an interracial family living in the university town of Wellington, Massachusetts, whose misadventures in the culture wars—on both sides of the Atlantic—serve to skewer everything from family life to political correctness to the combustive collision between the personal and the political. Full of dead-on wit and relentlessly funny, this tour de force confirms Zadie Smith's reputation as a major literary talent.




Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780786283194
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (February 2, 2006)
9780786283194 | details & prices | 789 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.50 in. | 2.00 lbs | List price $30.95
About: Book by Smith, Zadie
from Penguin Pr (September 13, 2005)
9781594200632 | details & prices | 442 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $25.95
About: Struggling with a stale marriage and the misguided passions of his three adult children, art professor Howard Belsey finds his family life thrown into turmoil by his son's engagement to the socially prominent daughter of a right-wing icon.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780116910905 Book cover for 9780143037743
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Penguin USA (August 29, 2006)
9780143037743 | details & prices | 446 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $17.00
About: Struggling with a stale marriage and the misguided passions of his three adult children, art professor Howard Belsey finds his family life thrown into turmoil by his son's engagement to the socially prominent daughter of a right-wing icon.
With Ceridwen Roberts, Jean Martin | from The Stationery Office/Tso (October 1, 1984); titled "Women and Employment: A Lifetime Perspective"
9780116910905 | details & prices | 8.50 × 11.75 × 0.75 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $25.00
This edition also contains Women and Employment: A Lifetime Perspective
Miscellaneous
Book cover for 9780786555451 Book cover for 9780786563975
 
from Penguin/Highbridge (September 8, 2005)
9780786555451 | details & prices | List price $39.95
from Penguin/Highbridge (September 8, 2005)
9780786563975 | details & prices | List price $44.95
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780143058007
 
With Francis James (other contributor), Peter Francis James (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Penguin/Highbridge (September 8, 2005)
9780143058007 | details & prices | 5.25 × 5.50 × 2.00 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $44.95
About: Struggling with a stale marriage and the misguided passions of his three adult children, art professor Howard Belsey finds his family life thrown into turmoil by his son's engagement to the socially prominent daughter of a right-wing icon.

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