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The Kindness of Women

(1991)
(The second book in the Empire of the Sun series)
A novel by

 
 
In this sequel to "Empire of the Sun", the author places the traumatic events described in that novel within the context of a lifetime. Jim, the narrator, returns to England after the war, and trains as a medical student at Cambridge, and as an RAF pilot in Canada.

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"The book is full of mesmerising writing, classic examples of the Ballard style, paragraphs and pages that disturb and enthral... A force is operating in this astonishing book which is hard to resist." - William Boyd


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Hardback Editions

October 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Kindness of Women
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 0-374-18110-1 / 978-0-374-18110-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
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September 1991 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Kindness Of Women
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 0-00-223750-4 / 978-0-00-223750-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HARPER/COLLINS. LONDON 1991
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September 1991 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Kindness of Women
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 0-00-223771-7 / 978-0-00-223771-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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Paperback Editions

June 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Kindness of Women: A Novel
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 1-63149-334-5 / 978-1-63149-334-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Liveright
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September 1994 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Kindness of Women
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 0-00-654701-X / 978-0-00-654701-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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November 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Kindness of Women: A Novel
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 0-312-42284-9 / 978-0-312-42284-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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April 1993 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Kindness of Women
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 0-15-647114-0 / 978-0-15-647114-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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October 1992 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Kindness of Women
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 0-586-21099-7 / 978-0-586-21099-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Grafton
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August 1992 : UK Paperback
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Title: THE KINDNESS OF WOMEN
Author(s): J G BALLARD
ISBN: 0-00-647434-9 / 978-0-00-647434-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: GRAFTON BOOKS
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Audio Editions

December 2015 : MP3 CD

Title: The Kindness of Women
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 1-5113-4012-6 / 978-1-5113-4012-0
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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October 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Kindness of Women
Author(s): J G Ballard
Publisher: Audible Studios
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October 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Kindness of Women
Author(s): J G Ballard
Publisher: Audible Studios
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October 1996 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Kindness Of Women
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 0-7366-3518-1 / 978-0-7366-3518-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.
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January 1993 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Kindness of Women: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 1-85695-407-2 / 978-1-85695-407-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Isis Audio Books
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November 1991 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Kindness of Women
Author(s): J G Ballard
ISBN: 0-00-104633-0 / 978-0-00-104633-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Audio
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Kindle Editions

June 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Kindness of Women
Author(s): J G Ballard
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK