search for books and compare prices
cover image
The Truth: A Novel of Discworld
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Hardcover | Paperback
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harpercollins
Publication date November 1, 2000
Pages 324
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780380978953
ISBN-10 0380978954
Dimensions 1.12 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.40 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $24.00
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A twenty-fifth installment of the popular Discworld series finds William de Worde plunged into the world of investigative journalism after a high official is impeached following a botched murder attempt. 50,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

Terry Pratchett's acclaimed Discworld novels have been number one bestsellers in England for more than a decade. In fact, this prolific author sold more hardcover books in the United Kingdom during the 1900's than any other living novelist. Critically recognized as one of the most celebrated practitioners of satire and parody -- in the company of Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen -- Pratchett, with his unique brand of irreverent humor, is at last being embraced across America.

In this, his twenty-fifth Discworld novel, Pratchett turns his pen on, well, the pen. Or, rather, the press, and its power to disseminate and create the truth. The lesser son of one of Ankh most privileged families, William de Worde a struggling scribe, hits on the brilliant idea of producing his upper-crust newsletter with a newfangled printing press.

Truer to the family motto, Le Mot juste, than his disapproving father can ever realize, de Worde soon finds that his Ankh-Morpork Times is a success. So big, in fact, that certain nefarious factions would like nothing better than to put him out of business. They begin their own rival Ankh-Morpork Inquirer--full of salacious bits -- to do just that. Soon, though, de Worde has more than just the competition to fret over. Lord Vetinari, the Patrician of Ankh-Morpork, is accused of a serious crime in a seemingly airtight case. But William de Worde knows that facts aren't always the truth. Along with a much too prim and proper assistant, a roving photographer vampire with a nasty reaction to his flashgun, and a talking dog who holds the key to the mystery, William de Worde will stop at nothing to get the truth.

And that's the truth.

A dead-on look at the revered fifth estate, the nature of news, and bareknuckled political intrigue, The Truth shall make you free. From everything else you'd be doing instead of enjoying it, that is.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780380978953
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Harpercollins (November 1, 2000)
9780380978953 | details & prices | 324 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.12 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $24.00
About: William de Worde plunges into the world of investigative journalism after a high official is impeached following a botched murder attempt.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780062307361 Book cover for 9780380818198
 
With Terry Pratchett | Reprint edition from Harpercollins (July 29, 2014)
9780062307361 | details & prices | 435 pages | 4.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.56 lbs | List price $9.99
About: A war of words and a battle for the truth in Terry Pratchett's bestselling Discworld® seriesThe denizens of Ankh-Morpork fancy they've seen just about everything.
Reprint edition from Harpercollins (September 1, 2001)
9780380818198 | details & prices | 348 pages | 4.00 × 6.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $7.50
About: William de Worde plunges into the world of investigative journalism after a high official is impeached following a botched murder attempt.

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.