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A Walk on the Wild Side

A Walk on the Wild Side

(1956)
A novel by

 
With its depictions of the downtrodden prostitutes, bootleggers, and hustlers of Perdido Street in the old French Quarter of 1930s New Orleans, A Walk in the Wild Side has found a place in the imaginations of all generations since it first appeared. As Algren admitted, the book "wasn't written until long after it had been walked . . . I found my way to the streets on the other side of the Southern Pacific station, where the big jukes were singing something called 'Walking the Wild Side of Life.' I've stayed pretty much on that side of the curb ever since."

Perhaps the author's own words describe this classic work best: "The book asks why lost people sometimes develop into greater human beings than those who have never been lost in their whole lives. Why men who have suffered at the hands of other men are the natural believers in humanity, while those whose part has been simply to acquire, to take all and give nothing, are the most contemptuous of mankind."

 
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Hardback Editions

June 1992 : USA Hardback
Title: A Walk on the Wild Side
Author(s): Nelson Algren
ISBN: 0-8446-6532-0 / 978-0-8446-6532-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Peter Smith Pub Inc
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June 1978 : USA Hardback
Title: A Walk on the Wild Side.
Author(s): Nelson Algren
ISBN: 0-313-20294-X / 978-0-313-20294-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Praeger
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July 1973 : UK Hardback
Title: Walk on the Wild Side (New Portway Reprints)
Author(s): Nelson Algren
ISBN: 0-85594-851-5 / 978-0-85594-851-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: C.Chivers
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Paperback Editions

January 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: A Walk On The Wild Side
Author(s): Nelson Algren
ISBN: 1-84195-680-5 / 978-1-84195-680-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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April 1999 : UK Paperback
Title: A Walk on the Wild Side ("Rebel Inc." Classics)
Author(s): Nelson Algren
ISBN: 0-86241-888-7 / 978-0-86241-888-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Rebel inc.
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June 1998 : USA Paperback
Title: A Walk on the Wild Side: A Novel
Author(s): Nelson Algren
ISBN: 0-374-52532-3 / 978-0-374-52532-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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February 1990 : USA Paperback
Title: A Walk on the Wild Side (Classic Reprint Series)
Author(s): Nelson Algren
ISBN: 0-938410-80-6 / 978-0-938410-80-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Pr
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September 1990 : UK Paperback
Title: A Walk on the Wild Side (Picador Classics)
Author(s): Nelson Algren
ISBN: 0-330-31494-7 / 978-0-330-31494-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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January 1977 : UK Paperback
Title: A Walk on the Wild Side
Author(s): Nelson Algren
ISBN: 0-14-003565-6 / 978-0-14-003565-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Audio Editions

March 2010 : USA Audio CD
Title: A Walk on the Wild Side
Author(s): Nelson Algren
ISBN: 1-4417-1054-X / 978-1-4417-1054-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2010 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: A Walk on the Wild Side
Author(s): Nelson Algren
ISBN: 1-4417-1051-5 / 978-1-4417-1051-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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January 2010 : USA Audio CD
Title: A Walk on the Wild Side
Author(s): Nelson Algren
ISBN: 1-4417-1052-3 / 978-1-4417-1052-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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January 2010 : USA MP3 CD
Title: A Walk on the Wild Side
Author(s): Nelson Algren
ISBN: 1-4417-1055-8 / 978-1-4417-1055-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

August 2010 : UK Kindle edition
Title: A Walk On The Wild Side
Author(s): Nelson Algren
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   



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