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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House Inc
Publication date August 19, 2014
Pages 272
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780812985894
ISBN-10 0812985893
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.58 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
With brilliant and audacious strokes, E. L. Doctorow creates a breathtaking collage of memories, events, visions, and provocative thought, all centered on an idea of the modern reality of God. At the heart of this stylistically daring tour de force is a detective story about a cross that vanishes from a rundown Episcopal church in lower Manhattan only to reappear on the roof of an Upper West Side synagogue. Intrigued by the mystery—and by the maverick rector and the young rabbi investigating the strange act of desecration—is a well-known novelist, whose capacious brain is a virtual repository for the ideas and disasters of the age.
 
Daringly poised at the junction of the sacred and the profane, filled with the sights and sounds of New York, and encompassing a large cast of vividly drawn characters including theologians, scientists, Holocaust survivors, and war veterans, City of God is a monumental work of spiritual reflection, philosophy, and history by America’s preeminent novelist and chronicler of our time.
 
Praise for City of God
 
“A grander perspective on the universe . . . a novel that sets its sights on God.”—The Wall Street Journal
 
“Dazzling . . . The true miracle of City of God is the way its disparate parts fuse into a consistently enthralling and suspenseful whole.”—Time
 
“Blooms with humor, and a humanity that carries triumphant as intelligent a novel as one might hope to find these days.”—Los Angeles Times
 
“Radiates [with] panoramic ambition and spiritual incandescence.”—Chicago Tribune
 
“One of the greatest American novels of the past fifty years . . . Reading City of God restores one’s faith in literature.”—The Houston Chronicle


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Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780679447832 Book cover for 9780786226818
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (July 1, 2000)
9780786226818 | details & prices | 514 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $31.95
About: The theft and mysterious reappearance of a cross from a Manhattan church precipitates a hunt for the culprits that will soon uncover a strange prophecy about a rebirth of the United States.
from Random House Inc (February 1, 2000)
9780679447832 | details & prices | 272 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $25.00
About: The theft and mysterious reappearance of a cross from a Manhattan church precipitates a hunt for the culprits that will soon uncover a strange prophecy about a rebirth of the United States
Paperback
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The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Random House Inc (August 19, 2014)
9780812985894 | details & prices | 272 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.58 lbs | List price $16.00
About: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   With brilliant and audacious strokes, E.
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (August 1, 2001)
9780786226849 | details & prices | 514 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $29.95
About: The theft and mysterious reappearance of a cross from a Manhattan church precipitates a hunt for the culprits that will soon uncover a strange prophecy about a rebirth of the United States.
New edition from Gardners Books (February 1, 2001)
9780349113524 | details & prices | 320 pages | List price $14.35
About: When the large cross of an Episcopal church disappears, and then reappears on the roof of a synagogue, an intrigued writer discovers that the respective religious leaders' struggles with their traditions are relevant to the case.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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With Nick Sullivan (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from John Curley & Assoc (September 1, 2000)
9780792724032 | details & prices | 6.25 × 7.00 × 2.25 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $84.95
With John Rubinstein (other contributor) | Abridged edition from Random House (February 1, 2000)
9780375408168 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $25.95
About: The theft and mysterious reappearance of a cross from a Manhattan church precipitates a hunt for the culprits that will soon uncover a strange prophecy about a rebirth of the United States.

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