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Elizabeth Costello

(2003)
Eight Lessons
A novel by

 
 
A profound new work of fiction from one of the greatest writers alive. Elizabeth Costello is an Australian writer of international renown; she is feted, studied, honoured. Famous principally for an early novel that established her reputation and from which, it seems, she will never escape, she has reached the stage, late in life, where her remaining function is to be venerated and applauded. One of a new breed of intellectual nomads, her life has become a series of engagements in sterile conference rooms throughout the world - a private consciousness obliged to reveal itself to a curious public: the presentation of a major award at an American college where she is required to deliver a lecture; a sojourn as the writer in residence on a cruise liner during which she encounters a fellow guest lecturer, an African poet also employed to divert the passengers; a visit to her sister, a missionary in Africa, who is receiving an honorary degree, an occasion which both recognise as the final opportunity for effecting some form of reconciliation; and a disquieting appearance at a writers' conference in Amsterdam where she finds the subject of her talk unexpectedly amongst the audience. She has made her life's work the study of other people yet now it is she who is the object of scrutiny. But, for her, what matters is the continuing search for a means of articulating her vision and the verdict of future generations. Elizabeth Costello is a humane, moral, and uncompromising creation; J.M. Coetzee's latest work of fiction offers us a profound and delicate vision of literary celebrity, artistry and the private life of the mind.

    

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April 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Elizabeth Costello
Author(s): J M Coetzee
ISBN: 1-58724-667-8 / 978-1-58724-667-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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October 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Elizabeth Costello
Author(s): J M Coetzee
ISBN: 0-670-03130-5 / 978-0-670-03130-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Viking Press
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August 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: Elizabeth Costello
Author(s): J M Coetzee
ISBN: 0-436-20616-1 / 978-0-436-20616-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Secker
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2003 : Australia Hardback
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Title: Elizabeth Costello - Eight Lessons
Author(s): J M Coetzee
ISBN: 1-74051-265-0 / 978-1-74051-265-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
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2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: Elizabeth Costello [First American Edition]
Author(s): J M Coetzee
ISBN: 0-09-947506-5 / 978-0-09-947506-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

October 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Elizabeth Costello
Author(s): J MCoetzee
ISBN: 0-09-947465-4 / 978-0-09-947465-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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October 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Elizabeth Costello: Fiction
Author(s): Professor of General Literature J M Coetzee
ISBN: 0-14-200481-2 / 978-0-14-200481-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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September 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Elizabeth Costello
Author(s): J M Coetzee
ISBN: 0-09-946192-7 / 978-0-09-946192-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 2004 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Elizabeth Costello
Author(s): J M Coetzee
ISBN: 1-74051-275-8 / 978-1-74051-275-6 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Random House Australia
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September 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Elizabeth Costello
Author(s): J M Coetzee
ISBN: 0-436-20998-5 / 978-0-436-20998-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Secker & Warburg
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1656 : USA Paperback
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Title: Elizabeth Costello
Author(s): J M Coetzee
ISBN: 0-9659025-7-9 / 978-0-9659025-7-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Audio Editions

January 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Elizabeth Costello
Author(s): J M Coetzee
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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January 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Elizabeth Costello
Author(s): J M Coetzee
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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August 2004 : Australia Audio Cassette

Title: Elizabeth Costello
Author(s): J M Coetzee
ISBN: 1-74094-773-8 / 978-1-74094-773-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio Books,Australia
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August 2004 : Australia Audio Cassette
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Title: Elizabeth Costello: Unabridged
Author(s): J M Coetzee
ISBN: 1-74093-543-8 / 978-1-74093-543-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio Books
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August 2004 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Elizabeth Costello
Author(s): J M Coetzee
ISBN: 1-74094-774-6 / 978-1-74094-774-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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August 2004 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Elizabeth Costello: Unabridged
Author(s): J M Coetzee
ISBN: 1-74093-544-6 / 978-1-74093-544-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

March 2017 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Elizabeth Costello: Fiction
Author(s): J M Coetzee
Publisher: Penguin Books
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May 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Elizabeth Costello
Author(s): J M Coetzee
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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