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Aegypt

(1987)
(The Solitudes)
(The first book in the Aegypt series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book (nominee)
World Fantasy Best Novel (nominee)
Reengaging the motifs of alternate lives, worlds and world-views that pulsed through his remarkable Little, Big, Crowley's new novel shapes itself around unorthodox historian Pierce Moffett, who seeks to explain the secret histories of the world, the old notions of science, religion and philosophy that have survived in astrology, myths and superstition; not the real, geographical Egypt, but AEgypt, the cognate country of the imagination from which the gypsies came. In resonating stories nested one inside the other, Crowley describes Blackbury Jambs, Pa., where among ex-students turned shepherds and mystics turned babysitters, Pierce finally finds himself part of a community and rediscovers the source of his quest, the historical novels of local writer Fellowes Kraft, who has his own stories to tellof young Will Shakespeare, Elizabethan Doctor John Dee's desire to speak with angels and Giordano Bruno's thirst to understand his world, for which he would be burned as a heretic. Affecting, cerebral, surprising and delightful, this extraordinary philosophical romance suggests an unlikely but thriving marriage between a writer like Anne Tyler and one such as Jorge Luis Borges.

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Used availability for John Crowley's Aegypt

Hardback Editions

September 1987 : UK Hardback

Title: Aegypt
Author(s): John Crowley
ISBN: 0-575-04108-0 / 978-0-575-04108-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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March 1987 : USA Hardback
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Title: Aegypt (Bantam Spectra Book)
Author(s): John Crowley
ISBN: 0-553-05194-6 / 978-0-553-05194-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spectra
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April 1987 : USA Hardback

Title: Aegypt
Author(s): John Crowley
ISBN: 0-553-27020-6 / 978-0-553-27020-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub (Trd)
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Paperback Editions

October 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Aegypt (FANTASY MASTERWORKS)
Author(s): John Crowley
ISBN: 0-575-08300-X / 978-0-575-08300-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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October 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Solitudes (Book One of The Aegypt Cycle)
Author(s): John Crowley
ISBN: 1-58567-986-0 / 978-1-58567-986-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Overlook Press
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August 1994 : USA Paperback
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Title: Aegypt
Author(s): John Crowley
ISBN: 0-553-37430-3 / 978-0-553-37430-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spectra
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February 1989 : USA Paperback
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Title: Aegypt
Author(s): John Crowley
ISBN: 0-553-34592-3 / 978-0-553-34592-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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August 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: Aegypt
Author(s): John Crowley
ISBN: 0-575-04325-3 / 978-0-575-04325-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Audio Editions

March 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Aegypt
Author(s): John Crowley
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Aegypt
Author(s): John Crowley
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2007 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Aegypt
Author(s): John Crowley
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 2007 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Aegypt
Author(s): John Crowley
ISBN: 1-4332-0110-0 / 978-1-4332-0110-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc
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March 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Aegypt
Author(s): John Crowley
ISBN: 1-4332-0111-9 / 978-1-4332-0111-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc
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March 2007 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Aegypt
Author(s): John Crowley
ISBN: 1-4332-0112-7 / 978-1-4332-0112-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc
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Kindle Editions

October 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Aegypt (FANTASY MASTERWORKS)
Author(s): John Crowley
Publisher: Gateway
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October 2007 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Solitudes (The Aegypt Cycle)
Author(s): John Crowley
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Availability: Amazon CA