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Night Train to Lisbon [First Edition]

Mercier, Pascal; Harshav, Barbara [Translator]

ISBN 10: 0802118585 / ISBN 13: 9780802118585
Published by Grove Press, 2008
Used Condition: Collectible-Good Hardcover
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First Edition, First Printing. Spine cocked, edge-wear present; light soiling on page edges. Good condition. Light to moderate shelf wear, creasing on covers. Binding intact. Fair condition Dust Jacket Included. DJ has moderate to heavy edge wear, creasing, rubbing, chipping. (X74). Bookseller Inventory # 100424308

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Title: Night Train to Lisbon [First Edition]

Publisher: Grove Press

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Collectible-Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: First Edition

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A huge international best seller, this ambitious novel plumbs the depths of our shared humanity to offer up a breathtaking insight into life, love, and literature itself. A major hit in Germany that went on to become one of Europe’s biggest literary blockbusters in the last five years, Night Train to Lisbon is an astonishing novel, a compelling exploration of consciousness, the possibility of truly understanding another person, and the ability of language to define our very selves. Raimund Gregorius is a Latin teacher at a Swiss college who one day after a chance encounter with a mysterious Portuguese woman abandons his old life to start a new one. He takes the night train to Lisbon and carries with him a book by Amadeu de Prado, a (fictional) Portuguese doctor and essayist whose writings explore the ideas of loneliness, mortality, death, friendship, love, and loyalty. Gregorius becomes obsessed by what he reads and restlessly struggles to comprehend the life of the author. His investigations lead him all over the city of Lisbon, as he speaks to those who were entangled in Prado’s life. Gradually, the picture of an extraordinary man emerges a doctor and poet who rebelled against Salazar’s dictatorship.

About the Author:

A professor of philosophy, Pascal Mercier was born in 1944 in Bern, Switzerland, and currently lives in Berlin.

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