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Journey to the End of the Night

(1934)
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The dark side of On the Road: instead of seeking kicks, the French narrator travels the globe to find an ever deeper disgust for life. Louis-Ferdinand Celine's revulsion and anger at what he considered the idiocy and hypocrisy of society explodes from nearly every page of this novel. Filled with slang and obscenities and written in raw, colloquial language, Journey to the End of the Night is a literary symphony of violence, cruelty and obscene nihilism. This book shocked most critics when it was first published in France in 1932, but quickly became a success with the reading public in Europe, and later in America where it was first published by New Directions in 1952. The story of the improbable yet convincingly described travels of the petit-bourgeois (and largely autobiographical) antihero, Bardamu, from the trenches of World War I, to the African jungle, to New York and Detroit, and finally to life as a failed doctor in Paris, takes the readers by the scruff and hurtles them toward the novel's inevitable, sad conclusion.

    

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Hardback Editions

January 1981 : USA Hardback
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Title: Journey To The End New
Author(s): Louis Ferdinand Celine
ISBN: 0-8112-0846-X / 978-0-8112-0846-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Directions
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January 1980 : UK Hardback
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Title: Journey to the End of the Night
Author(s): Louis-Ferdinand Celine
ISBN: 0-7145-3800-0 / 978-0-7145-3800-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Calder Publications Ltd
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Paperback Editions

September 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Journey to the End of the Night (Alma Classics)
Author(s): Louis-Ferdinand Celine
ISBN: 1-84749-240-1 / 978-1-84749-240-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Alma Classics
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May 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Journey to the End of the Night
Author(s): Louis-Ferdinand Celine
ISBN: 1-84749-118-9 / 978-1-84749-118-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oneworld Classics Ltd
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May 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Journey to the End of the Night
Author(s): Louis-Ferdinand Celine
ISBN: 0-8112-1654-3 / 978-0-8112-1654-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Directions
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September 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: Journey to the End of the Night
Author(s): Louis-Ferdinand Celine
ISBN: 0-7145-4139-7 / 978-0-7145-4139-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Calder Publications Ltd
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January 1981 : USA Paperback
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Title: Journey To The End Of The Night
Author(s): Louis Ferdinand Celine
ISBN: 0-8112-0847-8 / 978-0-8112-0847-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Directions
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January 1983 : USA Paperback
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Title: Journey to the End of the Night
Author(s): Ralph Manheim, Louis-Ferdinand Cbeline, Louis-Ferdinand D Celine
ISBN: 0-8112-0019-1 / 978-0-8112-0019-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
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January 1966 : UK Paperback
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Title: Journey to the End of the Night (Modern Classics)
Author(s): Louis-Ferdinand Celine
ISBN: 0-14-002441-7 / 978-0-14-002441-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : Audio CD
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Title: Journey to the End of the Night
Author(s): Louis-Ferdinand Celine
ISBN: 1-5159-0956-5 / 978-1-5159-0956-9
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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August 2016 : Audio CD
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Title: Journey to the End of the Night
Author(s): Louis-Ferdinand Celine
ISBN: 1-5159-5956-2 / 978-1-5159-5956-4
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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August 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Journey to the End of the Night
Author(s): Louis-Ferdinand Celine
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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August 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Journey to the End of the Night
Author(s): Louis-Ferdinand Celine
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Journey to the End of the Night (Alma Classics)
Author(s): Louis-Ferdinand Celine
Publisher: Alma Books
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May 2006 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Journey to the End of the Night
Author(s): Louis-Ferdinand Celine
Publisher: New Directions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA