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Briefing for a Descent into Hell
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date September 1, 2003
Pages 288
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781400077267
ISBN-10 1400077265
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $13.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A fascinating look inside the mind of a man who is supposedly “mad.” Professor Charles Watkins of Cambridge University is a patient at a mental hospital where the doctors try with increasing drugs to bring his mind under control. But Watkins has embarked on a tremendous psychological adventure where, after spinning endlessly on a raft in the Atlantic, he lands on a tropical island inhabited by strange creatures with strange customs. Later, he is carried off on a cosmic journey into space…

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780394421988
 
from Alfred a Knopf Inc (February 1, 1971)
9780394421988 | details & prices | List price $8.95
About: Depicts a professor's fantastic adventure fantasies while undergoing a mental breakdown in a hospital
Paperback
Book cover for 9780307390615 Book cover for 9780394746623 Book cover for 9781400077267
 
With Doris May Lessing | Reprint edition from Vintage Books (July 14, 2009)
9780307390615 | details & prices | 308 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $16.95
About: In this ambitious novel of madness and release, shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Doris Lessing imagines the fantastical "inner-space" life of an amnesiac.
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from Vintage Books (September 1, 2003)
9781400077267 | details & prices | 288 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $13.95
About: A fascinating look inside the mind of a man who is supposedly “mad.
from Vintage Books (May 1, 1981)
9780394746623 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $11.00
About: Depicts a professor's fantastic adventure fantasies while undergoing a mental breakdown in a hospital

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