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Mr. Sammler's Planet

(1970)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book
Mr. Artur Sammler, Holocaust survivor, intellectual, and occasional lecturer at Columbia University in 1960s New York City, is a "registrar of madness," a refined and civilized being caught among people crazy with the promises of the future (moon landings, endless possibilities). His Cyclopean gaze reflects on the degradations of city life while looking deep into the sufferings of the human soul. "Sorry for all and sore at heart," he observes how greater luxury and leisure have only led to more human suffering. To Mr. Sammler—who by the end of this ferociously unsentimental novel has found the compassionate consciousness necessary to bridge the gap between himself and his fellow beings—a good life is one in which a person does what is "required of him." To know and to meet the "terms of the contract" was as true a life as one could live. At its heart, this novel is quintessential Bellow: moral, urbane, sublimely humane.

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Hardback Editions

December 1984 : UK Hardback
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Title: Mr. Sammler's Planet
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 0-436-03957-5 / 978-0-436-03957-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd
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January 1970 : USA Hardback
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Title: Mr. Sammler's Planet.
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 0-670-49322-8 / 978-0-670-49322-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Pr
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January 1970 : USA Hardback
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Title: Mr. Sammler's Planet
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 0-670-49323-6 / 978-0-670-49323-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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1970 : UK Hardback
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Title: Mr. Sammler's Planet
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 0-297-00040-3 / 978-0-297-00040-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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1970 : USA Hardback
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Title: Mr. Sammler's Planet
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 0-670-33319-0 / 978-0-670-33319-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Viking Press
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Paperback Editions

October 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mr Sammler's Planet (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 0-14-118881-2 / 978-0-14-118881-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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January 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mr. Sammler's Planet (Penguin Classics)
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 0-14-243783-2 / 978-0-14-243783-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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February 1996 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mr. Sammler's Planet (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 0-14-018936-X / 978-0-14-018936-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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September 1984 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mr. Sammler's Planet
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 0-14-007317-5 / 978-0-14-007317-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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June 1977 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mr Sammler's planet
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 0-14-004419-1 / 978-0-14-004419-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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September 1973 : USA Paperback
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Title: Mr. Sammler's Planet
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 0-670-00396-4 / 978-0-670-00396-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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June 1973 : USA Paperback
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Title: Mr. Sammler's Planet
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 0-449-22884-3 / 978-0-449-22884-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett Books
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1970 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mr. Sammler's Planet
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 0-14-003223-1 / 978-0-14-003223-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Audio Editions

June 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Mr. Sammler's Planet
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 1-4708-8767-3 / 978-1-4708-8767-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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January 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Mr. Sammler's Planet
Author(s): Bellow, Saul
ISBN: 0-7861-6257-0 / 978-0-7861-6257-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.
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November 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Mr. Sammler's Planet
Author(s): Saul Bellow
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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November 2007 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Mr. Sammler's Planet
Author(s): Saul Bellow
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 1999 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Mr. Sammler's Planet
Author(s): Saul Bellow
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 1993 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Mister Sammler's Planet
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 0-7861-0346-9 / 978-0-7861-0346-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

November 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Mr. Sammler's Planet
Author(s): Saul Bellow
Publisher: Odyssey Editions
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April 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Mr Sammler's Planet (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Saul Bellow
Publisher: Penguin
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