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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mariner Books
Publication date June 1, 2005
Pages 748
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780156031196
ISBN-10 0156031191
Dimensions 1.25 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 1.55 lbs.
Original list price $15.99
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
When master mechanic Peter Lake attempts to rob a mansion on the Upper West Side, he is caught by young Beverly Penn, the terminally ill daughter of the house, and their subsequent love sends Peter on a desperate personal journey. Reissue.
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New York Times bestseller

"Utterly extraordinary . . . A piercing sense of the beautiful arising from narrative and emotional fantasy is everywhere alive in the novel . . . Not for some time have I read a work as funny, thoughtful, passionate or large-souled . . . I find myself nervous, to a degree I don’t recall in my past as a reviewer, about failing the work, inadequately displaying its brilliance." – Benjamin DeMott, New York Times Book Review

Mark Helprin’s masterpiece will transport you to New York of the Belle Epoque, to a city clarified by a siege of unprecedented snows. One winter night, Peter Lake – master mechanic and second-storey man – attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks it is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the affair between a middle-aged Irish burglar and Beverly Penn, a young girl dying of consumption. It is a love so powerful that Peter Lake, a simple and uneducated man, will be driven to stop time and bring back the dead. His great struggle is one of the most beautiful and extraordinary stories of American literature.

"He creates tableaux of such beauty and clarity that the inner eye is stunned." – Publishers Weekly

"This novel stretches the boundaries of contemporary literature. It is a gifted writer’s love affair with the language." – Newsday


Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780151972036
 
from Houghton Mifflin (May 1, 1991)
9780151972036 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 2.50 lbs | List price $38.00
About: Peter Lake--orphan, thief, mechanic extraordinare--and Athansor, a flying Brooklyn milkhorse, establish a reign of love and justice in New York City in the year 2000
Paperback
Book cover for 9780156001946 Book cover for 9780156031196 Book cover for 9780544227194 Book cover for 9780544320420 Book cover for 9780671727079 Book cover for 9780756785390 Book cover for 9781447270874
 
from Pan Macmillan (February 13, 2014)
9781447270874 | details & prices | 768 pages | List price $15.25
Mti edition from Mariner Books (January 7, 2014)
9780544320420 | details & prices | 748 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 2.00 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $15.99
Reprint edition from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (January 7, 2014)
9780544227194 | details & prices | List price $8.99
The price comparison is for this edition
Reissue edition from Mariner Books (June 1, 2005)
9780156031196 | details & prices | 748 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.55 lbs | List price $15.99
About: When master mechanic Peter Lake attempts to rob a mansion on the Upper West Side, he is caught by young Beverly Penn, the terminally ill daughter of the house, and their subsequent love sends Peter on a desperate personal journey
Reissue edition from Harvest Books (March 1, 1995)
9780156001946 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.75 in. | 2.00 lbs | List price $17.00
About: When master mechanic Peter Lake attempts to rob a mansion on the Upper West Side, he is caught by young Beverly Penn, the terminally ill daughter of the house, and their subsequent love sends Peter on a desperate personal journey
Reprint edition from Washington Square Pr (February 1, 1991)
9780671727079 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $14.00
About: Peter Lake--orphan, thief, mechanic extraordinare--and Athansor, a flying Brooklyn milkhorse, establish a reign of love and justice in New York City in the year 2000
from Diane Pub Co (November 30, 1983)
9780756785390 | details & prices | 673 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.75 in. | 2.06 lbs | List price $17.00
About: A bestseller that takes readers on a journey to New York of the Belle Epoque, where Peter Lake attempts to rob a Manhattan mansion only to find the daughter of the house at home.
Miscellaneous
Book cover for 9781605149509
 
from Findaway World Llc (July 1, 2008)
9781605149509 | details & prices | List price $124.99
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781602833449
 
With Oliver Wyman (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (March 18, 2008)
9781602833449 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.75 × 2.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $49.95
Reinforced
from Demco Media (February 1, 2003)
9780606244107 | details & prices | List price $22.46
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780606353427
 
Reprint edition from Turtleback Books (January 7, 2014)
9780606353427 | details & prices | 748 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $28.15

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