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The Shooting Party

(1980)
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A contemporary classic, restored to print at last. It is the autumn of 1913. Sir Randolph Nettleby has assembled a brilliant array of guests at his Oxfordshire estate for the biggest hunt of the season. An army of gamekeepers, beaters, and servants has rehearsed the intricate age-old ritual, the gentlemen are falling into the prescribed mode of fellowship and sporting rivalry, the ladies intrigued by the latest gossip and fashion. Everything about this splendid weekend would seem a perfect consummation of the pleasures afforded the privileged in Edwardian England. And yet it is not: the moral and social code of this group is not so secure as it appears. Competition beyond the bounds of sportsmanship, revulsion at the slaughter of the animals, anger at the inequities of class --these forces are about to rise up and engulf the assured social peace, a peace that can last only a brief while longer. In imagining Sir Randolph's shooting party, wrote The Spectator, "Miss Colegate has found a perfect metaphor for the passing of a way of life."

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Hardback Editions

May 1981 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Shooting Party
Author(s): Isabel Colegate
ISBN: 0-670-64064-6 / 978-0-670-64064-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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September 1980 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Shooting Party
Author(s): Isabel Colegate
ISBN: 0-241-10473-4 / 978-0-241-10473-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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Paperback Editions

May 2010 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Shooting Party (Large Print 16pt)
Author(s): Isabel Colegate
ISBN: 1-4587-5813-3 / 978-1-4587-5813-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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June 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Shooting Party: A Novel
Author(s): Isabel Colegate
ISBN: 1-58243-593-6 / 978-1-58243-593-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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January 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Shooting Party (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Isabel Colegate
ISBN: 0-14-118867-7 / 978-0-14-118867-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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November 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Shooting Party
Author(s): Isabel Colegate
ISBN: 1-58243-222-8 / 978-1-58243-222-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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February 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: Colegate Isabel : Shooting Party(Kp) (King Penguin)
Author(s): Isabel Colegate
ISBN: 0-14-014730-6 / 978-0-14-014730-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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1982 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Shooting Party
Author(s): Isabel Colegate
ISBN: 0-380-59543-5 / 978-0-380-59543-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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February 1982 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Shooting Party
Author(s): Isabel Colegate
ISBN: 0-14-005797-8 / 978-0-14-005797-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Audio Editions

March 2004 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Shooting Party: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Isabel Colegate
ISBN: 0-7540-8490-6 / 978-0-7540-8490-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

May 2009 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Shooting Party
Author(s): Isabel Colegate
Publisher: Counterpoint
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January 2007 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Shooting Party (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Isabel Colegate
Publisher: Penguin
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