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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher William Morrow & Co
Publication date April 1, 1974
Binding Hardcover
Edition 10th
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780688002305
ISBN-10 0688002307
Dimensions 1.50 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Original list price $26.99
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
While cycling through the western states, a disillusioned American questions the meaning of existence after confronting the ghost of his former, uninstitutionalized self
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Acclaimed as one of the most exciting books in the history of American letters, this modern epic became an instant bestseller upon publication in 1974, transforming a generation and continuing to inspire millions. This 25th Anniversary Quill Edition features a new introduction by the author; important typographical changes; and a Reader's Guide that includes discussion topics, an interview with the author, and letters and documents detailing how this extraordinary book came to be. A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, the book becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions of how to live. The narrator's relationship with his son leads to a powerful self-reckoning; the craft of motorcycle maintenance leads to an austerely beautiful process for reconciling science, religion, and humanism. Resonant with the confusions of existence, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a touching and transcendent book of life.

Editions
Hardcover
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from Bodley Head (July 1, 1999); titled "Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values"
9780370103389 | details & prices | List price $39.95
About: This lyrical, evocative, thought-provoking journal of a man's quest for truth -- and for himself -- has touched and changed an entire generation.
The price comparison is for this edition
10th edition from William Morrow & Co (April 1, 1974)
9780688002305 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $26.99
About: While cycling through the western states, a disillusioned American questions the meaning of existence after confronting the ghost of his former, uninstitutionalized self
Paperback
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With Robert M. Pirsig | Reprint edition from Harpercollins (October 1, 2008)
9780061673733 | details & prices | 418 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.50 in. | 0.94 lbs | List price $18.99
This edition also contains Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values
About: “The real cycle you’re working on is a cycle called ‘yourself.
Reprint edition from Harper Torch (May 1, 2006)
9780060589462 | details & prices | 540 pages | 4.25 × 6.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $7.99
About: While cycling through the western states, a disillusioned American questions the meaning of existence after confronting the ghost of his former, uninstitutionalized self.
from Avon A (August 1, 2005)
9780060839871 | details & prices | 430 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.50 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $15.99
About: A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, this book becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions on how to live.
Reprint edition from Perennial (October 1, 2000)
9780060958329 | details & prices | 448 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $13.00
About: A republication of the New Age classic blends ancient and Eastern philosophy and follows a man's cross-country motorcycle trip with his adolescent son during which they explore the pain, joy, and possibilities of life in the modern world.
from Quill (May 1, 1999)
9780688171667 | details & prices | 436 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $13.00
About: A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, this book becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions on how to live.
from William Morrow & Co (May 1, 1979)
9780688052300 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $12.95
About: While cycling through the western states, a disillusioned American questions the meaning of existence after confronting the ghost of his former, uninstitutionalized self
CD/Spoken Word
With Michael Kramer (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Macmillan Audio (November 14, 2006)
9781593979829 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.75 × 1.50 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $57.99
About: While cycling through the Western States, a disillusioned American questions the meaning of existence after confronting the ghost of his former, uninstitutionalized self.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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With Lawrence Pressman (other contributor) | Abridged edition from St Martins Pr (May 15, 1996)
9781559273787 | details & prices | 4.75 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $24.95
About: While cycling through the western states with his son, a disillusioned American questions the meaning of existence after confronting the ghost of his former, uninstitutionalized self.

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