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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Publication date September 1, 2000
Pages 264
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780151005673
ISBN-10 0151005672
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.20 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $24.00
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
An observer from Earth for the interstellar Ekumen, Sutty is assigned to a new world in which a ruthless monolithic Corporation, seeking rapid technological advancement, has outlawed ancient beliefs and customs, but as Sutty journeys deep into the countryside and mountains, she discovers the Telling, the old faith of the Akans, a banned religion that teaches her about the meaning of her own existence. 75,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
The Left Hand of DarknessSutty, an Observer from Earth for the interstellar Ekumen, has been assigned to a new world-a world in the grips of a stern monolithic state, the Corporation. Embracing the sophisticated technology brought by other worlds and desiring to advance even faster into the future, the Akans recently outlawed the past, the old calligraphy, certain words, all ancient beliefs and ways; every citizen must now be a producer-consumer. Their state, not unlike the China of the Cultural Revolution, is one of secular terrorism. Traveling from city to small town, from loudspeakers to bleating cattle, Sutty discovers the remnants of a banned religion, a hidden culture. As she moves deeper into the countryside and the desolate mountains, she learns more about the Telling-the old faith of the Akans-and more about herself. With her intricate creation of an alien world, Ursula K. Le Guin compels us to reflect on our own recent history.


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Hardcover
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from Houghton Mifflin (September 1, 2000)
9780151005673 | details & prices | 264 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $24.00
About: On a world in which ancient beliefs and customs are banned, Sutty journeys deep into the countryside and discovers the Telling, the old faith of the Akans, a banned religion that teaches her about the meaning of her own existence.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780441008636 Book cover for 9780441011230
 
Reissue edition from Ace Books (August 1, 2003)
9780441011230 | details & prices | 256 pages | 4.00 × 6.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $7.99
About: On a world in which ancient beliefs and customs are banned, Sutty journeys deep into the countryside and discovers the Telling, the old faith of the Akans, a banned religion that teaches her about the meaning of her own existence.
Reprint edition from Ace Books (October 1, 2001)
9780441008636 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $15.00
About: In this highly anticipated addition to her acclaimed Hainish cycle, Le Guin offers the tale of the planet Aka and a group of outcasts who live in the wilderness, believe in the old ways, and practice its lost religion--the Telling.
Miscellaneous
With Ursula K. Le Guin | from Houghton Mifflin (September 11, 2000)
9780547545622 | details & prices | List price $24.00
This edition also contains Telling
CD/Spoken Word
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With Gabra Zackman (other contributor), Ursula K. Le Guin | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (January 22, 2013)
9781469281445 | details & prices | 5.50 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $14.99
This edition also contains Telling
About: From award-winning author Ursula K.
With Gabra Zackman (other contributor), Ursula K. Le Guin | Unabridged edition from Brilliance Audio (January 22, 2013)
9781469280622 | details & prices | 6.25 × 5.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.38 lbs | List price $19.99
This edition also contains Telling
About: From award-winning author Ursula K.

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