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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date May 1, 1998
Pages 241
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375701962
ISBN-10 0375701966
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The late author's classic novel, a winner of the National Book Award, follows a young New Orleans stockbroker who resorts to movies to fill his life on a hare-brained quest during Mardi Gras. Reprint. 25,000 first printing. NYT.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Winner of the 1961 National Book Award

The dazzling novel that established Walker Percy as one of the major voices in Southern literature is now available for the first time in Vintage paperback.

The Moviegoer is Binx Bolling, a young New Orleans stockbroker who surveys the world with the detached gaze of a Bourbon Street dandy even as he yearns for a spiritual redemption he cannot bring himself to believe in. On the eve of his thirtieth birthday, he occupies himself dallying with his secretaries and going to movies, which provide him with the "treasurable moments" absent from his real life. But one fateful Mardi Gras, Binx embarks on a hare-brained quest that outrages his family, endangers his fragile cousin Kate, and sends him reeling through the chaos of New Orleans' French Quarter. Wry and wrenching, rich in irony and romance, The Moviegoer is a genuine American classic.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780394437033
 
from Random House Inc (June 1, 1961)
9780394437033 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $26.95
About: Kate's desperate struggles to maintain her sanity force Binx to relinquish his dreamworld
Paperback
Book cover for 9780375701962 Book cover for 9780380470761 Book cover for 9780413772657 Book cover for 9780449911709 Book cover for 9780804102902
 
New edition from Methuen Pub Ltd (February 27, 2004)
9780413773272 | details & prices | 256 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $14.35
About: The portrait of a New Orleans stockbroker, Binx Bolling, turning 30 and caught between ennui and a need for redemption through women, family or personal revelation, 'The Moviegoer' won the National Book Award in the USA on its first publication in 1961.
New edition from Methuen Pub Ltd (May 1, 2003)
9780413772657 | details & prices | 256 pages | List price $21.55
About: The portrait of a New Orleans stockbroker, Binx Bolling, turning 30 and caught between ennui and a need for redemption through women, family or personal revelation, 'The Moviegoer' won the National Book Award in the USA on its first publication in 1961.
The price comparison is for this edition
from Vintage Books (May 1, 1998)
9780375701962 | details & prices | 241 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Kate's desperate struggle to maintain her sanity forces her cousin Binx to relinquish his dreamworld
from Ballantine Books (August 1, 1996); titled "Moviegoer"
9780449911709 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $12.00
About: "A curious, tender book, provocatively and intelligently imagined.
from Ivy Books (February 1, 1990); titled "Moviegoer"
9780804102902 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $6.99
About: Kate's desperate struggle to maintain her sanity forces Binx to relinquish his dreamworld
With Sandra Dallas | Reissue edition from Avon Books (March 1, 1982)
9780380470761 | details & prices | List price $3.95
This edition also contains Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Sky
About: Winner of the 1962 National Book Award and one of Time magazine’s 100 Best English-Language Novels, Walker Percy’s debut The Moviegoer is an American masterpiece and a classic of Southern literature.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780786103911
 
from Blackstone Audio Inc (April 1, 1993)
9780786103911 | details & prices | 7.00 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $39.95
About: A winner of the National Book Award, The Moviegoer established Walker Percy as an insightful and grimly humorous storyteller.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780613173872
 
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780613173872 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $20.45

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