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Abe Ravelstein is a brilliant professor at a prominent midwestern university and a man who glories in training the movers and shakers of the political world. He has lived grandly and ferociously-and much beyond his means. His close friend Chick has suggested that he put forth a book of his convictions about the ideas which sustain humankind, or kill it, and much to Ravelstein's own surprise, he does and becomes a millionaire. Ravelstein suggests in turn that Chick write a memoir or a life of him, and during the course of a celebratory trip to Paris the two share thoughts on mortality, philosophy and history, loves and friends, old and new, and vaudeville routines from the remote past. The mood turns more somber once they have returned to the Midwest and Ravelstein succumbs to AIDS and Chick himself nearly dies.

Deeply insightful and always moving, Saul Bellow's new novel is a journey through love and memory. It is brave, dark, and bleakly funny: an elegy to friendship and to lives well (or badly) lived.

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Hardback Editions

January 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ravelstein
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 1-56895-127-2 / 978-1-56895-127-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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April 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ravelstein
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 0-670-89131-2 / 978-0-670-89131-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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April 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ravelstein
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 0-670-84134-X / 978-0-670-84134-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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Paperback Editions

May 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ravelstein (Penguin Classics)
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 0-14-310757-7 / 978-0-14-310757-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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January 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ravelstein (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 0-14-118885-5 / 978-0-14-118885-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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May 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ravelstein (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 0-14-100176-3 / 978-0-14-100176-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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May 2001 : UK Paperback

Title: Ravelstein: Readers Guide
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 0-14-771625-X / 978-0-14-771625-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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April 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ravelstein
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 0-14-100100-3 / 978-0-14-100100-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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February 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ravelstein (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 0-14-029155-5 / 978-0-14-029155-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ravelstein
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 0-9650000-9-5 / 978-0-9650000-9-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Audio Editions

May 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Ravelstein
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 1-5012-1561-2 / 978-1-5012-1561-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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August 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Ravelstein
Author(s): Saul Bellow
Publisher: Audible Studios
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August 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Ravelstein
Author(s): Saul Bellow
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2000 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Ravelstein
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 1-56511-428-0 / 978-1-56511-428-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Highbridge Co
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Kindle Editions

May 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Ravelstein (Penguin Classics)
Author(s): Saul Bellow
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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April 2013 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Ravelstein (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Saul Bellow
Publisher: Penguin
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