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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Pantheon Books
Publication date October 1, 1998
Pages 117
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375700521
ISBN-10 0375700528
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.30 lbs.
Original list price $12.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The story of an affair between a fifteen-year-old French girl and her Chinese lover, set in prewar Indochina
Amazon.com description: Product Description: An international best-seller with more than one million copies in print and a winner of France’s Prix Goncourt, The Lover has been acclaimed by critics all over the world since its first publication in 1984.

Set in the prewar Indochina of Marguerite Duras’s childhood, this is the haunting tale of a tumultuous affair between an adolescent French girl and her Chinese lover. In spare yet luminous prose, Duras evokes life on the margins of Saigon in the waning days of France’s colonial empire, and its representation in the passionate relationship between two unforgettable outcasts.

Long unavailable in hardcover, this edition of The Lover includes a new introduction by Maxine Hong Kingston that looks back at Duras's world from an intriguing new perspective—that of a visitor to Vietnam today.

(With an introduction by Maxine Hong Kingston; translated from the French by Barbara Bray.)

Editions
Hardcover
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With Maxine Hong Kingston (other contributor), Barbara Bray (other contributor) | from Pantheon Books (November 1, 1997)
9780375400858 | details & prices | 117 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $16.00
About: In prewar Indochina during the last days of colonialism, a fifteen-and-a-half-year-old French girl initiates herself into a world of passion and lust, of abandon and undying love, through her love affair with a Chinese man
Large print edition from G K Hall & Co (June 1, 1986)
9780816140527 | details & prices | List price $13.95
About: In pre-war Indochina, during the last days of colonialism, a fifteen-and-a-half-year-old French girl initiates herself into a world of passion and lust, of abandon and undying love, through her love affair with a Chinese man
from Pantheon Books (June 1, 1985)
9780394545882 | details & prices | List price $11.95
About: In prewar Indochina during the last days of colonialism, a fifteen-and-a-half-year-old French girl initiates herself into a world of passion and lust, of abandon and undying love, through her love affair with a Chinese man
With Athanase Papadopoulos (other contributor), Lizhen Ji (other contributor) | from Random House Inc (May 1, 1985)
9780517649008 | details & prices | List price $3.99
This edition also contains Sophus Lie and Felix Klein: The Erlangen Program and Its Impact in Mathematics and Physics
About: An international best-seller with more than one million copies in print and a winner of France's Prix Goncourt, The Lover has been acclaimed by critics all over the world since its first publication in 1984.
Paperback
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With Marguerite Duras | from Harpercollins Pub Ltd (February 4, 2008)
9780007268290 | details & prices | 144 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $13.70
This edition also contains The Lover
About: A sensational international bestseller, and winner of France's coveted Prix Goncourt, 'The Lover' is an unforgettable portrayal of the incandescent relationship between two lovers, and of the hate that slowly tears the girl's family apart.
The price comparison is for this edition
With Maxine Hong Kingston (other contributor), Barbara Bray | from Pantheon Books (October 1, 1998)
9780375700521 | details & prices | 117 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $12.95
About: The story of an affair between a fifteen-year-old French girl and her Chinese lover, set in prewar Indochina
Rei mti edition from Perennial (September 1, 1992)
9780060975210 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $11.00
About: Set in prewar Indochina, this novel tells the story of an affair between a fifteen-year-old French girl and her Chinese lover

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