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The Peppered Moth
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mariner Books
Publication date April 25, 2002
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780156007191
ISBN-10 0156007193
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Original list price $18.95
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
As Faro Gaulden listens to a lecture on genetic inheritance, she wonders why some people live in one place generation after generation whereas others feel the need for continuous movement, and finds that the past has a way of reasserting itself . Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
In the early 1900s, Bessie Bawtry, a small child with big notions, lives in a South Yorkshire mining town in England. Precocious and refined in a land of little ambition and much mining grime, Bessie waits for the day she can escape the bleak, coarse existence her ancestors had seldom questioned.
Nearly a century later Bessie's granddaughter, Faro Gaulden, is listening to a lecture on genetic inheritance. She has returned to the depressed little town in which Bessie grew up and wonders at the families who never left. Confronted with what would have been her life had her grandmother stayed, she finds herself faced with difficult questions. Is she really so different from the South Yorkshire locals? As she soon learns, the past has a way of reasserting itself-not unlike the peppered moth that was once thought to be nearing extinction but is now enjoying a sudden unexplained resurgence.
The Peppered Moth is a brilliant novel, full of irony, sadness, and humor.


Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780151005215
 
With Mengyin Fu, Yuanqing Xia, Peng Shi | from Houghton Mifflin (April 1, 2001)
9780151005215 | details & prices | 369 pages | 6.00 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $33.00
This edition also contains Analysis and Synthesis of Dynamical Systems With Time-delays
About: As Faro Gaulden listens to a lecture on genetic inheritance, she wonders why some people live in one place generation after generation whereas others feel the need for continuous movement, exploring the concepts of genetics and individuality.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780140297164 Book cover for 9780156007191
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Mariner Books (April 25, 2002)
9780156007191 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $18.95
About: As Faro Gaulden listens to a lecture on genetic inheritance, she wonders why some people live in one place generation after generation whereas others feel the need for continuous movement, exploring the concepts of genetics and individuality.
New edition from Gardners Books (June 28, 2001)
9780140297164 | details & prices | 400 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.66 lbs | List price $16.35
About: A portrait of four generations of one family, this story explores themes of inheritance, DNA, the individual's place in history and fate.

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