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The Biographer's Tale

(2000)
A novel by

 
 
Phineas G. sets out to write a biography of a great biographer. But a "whole life" is hard to find. Everywhere he looks he finds fragments and gaps: bones and husks, boxes of marbles, collections of coins and undated postcards. Trails run cold and mysteries are unresolved.

Phineas feels he is hunting shadows. Like a shaman flying across the globe, his mind tracks the journeys of his subjects to the deserts of Africa and the maelstroms of the Arctic. He meets others building wholes from bits and pieces: taxonomists, ecologists, travel agents offering the trip of your dreams. In the process he also puzzles out his own future - but how will he find his way out of the labyrinth? Tantalizing, comic and rueful, The Biographer's Tale is a modern delight, a colour-filled novel of detection and desire.

    

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Hardback Editions

November 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Biographer's Tale (Windsor Selection)
Author(s): A S Byatt
ISBN: 0-7540-1641-2 / 978-0-7540-1641-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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January 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Biographer's Tale
Author(s): A S Byatt
ISBN: 0-375-41114-3 / 978-0-375-41114-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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June 2000 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Biographer's Tale
Author(s): A S Byatt
ISBN: 0-7011-6945-1 / 978-0-7011-6945-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Paperback Editions

December 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Biographer's Tale: A Novel
Author(s): A S Byatt
ISBN: 0-375-72508-3 / 978-0-375-72508-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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November 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Biographers Tale (Thorndike General)
Author(s): A S Byatt
ISBN: 0-7862-3523-3 / 978-0-7862-3523-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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June 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Biographer's Tale
Author(s): A S Byatt
ISBN: 0-09-928393-X / 978-0-09-928393-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

January 2001 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Biographer's Tale
Author(s): A S Byatt
ISBN: 1-84197-207-X / 978-1-84197-207-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

May 2001 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Biographer's Tale (Vintage International)
Author(s): A S Byatt
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon