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The Origin of the Brunists

(1967)
(A book in the Origin of the Brunists series)
A novel by

 
Originally published in 1969 and now back in print after over a decade, Robert Coover's first novel instantly established his mastery. A coal-mine explosion in a small mid-American town claims ninety-seven lives. The only survivor, a lapsed Catholic given to mysterious visions, is adopted as a doomsday prophet by a group of small-town mystics. "Exposed" by the town newspaper editor, the cult gains international notoriety and its ranks swell. As its members gather on the Mount of Redemption to await the apocalypse, Robert Coover lays bare the madness of religious frenzy and the sometimes greater madness of "normal" citizens. The Origin of the Brunists is vintage Coover -- comic, fearless, incisive, and brilliantly executed. "A novel of intensity and conviction ... a splendid talent ... heir to Dreiser or Lewis." -- The New York Times Book Review; "A breathtaking masterpiece on any level you approach it." -- Sol Yurick; "[The Origin of the Brunists] delivers the goods . . . [and] says what it has to say with rudeness, vigor, poetry and a headlong narrative momentum." -- The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

 
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Used availability for Robert Coover's The Origin of the Brunists


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Hardback Editions

March 1978 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Origin of the Brunists
Author(s): Robert Coover
ISBN: 0-670-52863-3 / 978-0-670-52863-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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Paperback Editions

March 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Origin of the Brunists
Author(s): Robert Coover
ISBN: 1-941531-49-0 / 978-1-941531-49-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dzanc Books
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October 2000 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Origin of the Brunists (Coover, Robert)
Author(s): Robert Coover
ISBN: 0-8021-3743-1 / 978-0-8021-3743-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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April 1989 : USA Paperback
Title: The Origin of the Brunists: A Novel (Norton Paperback Fiction)
Author(s): Robert Coover
ISBN: 0-393-30600-3 / 978-0-393-30600-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
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October 1978 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: The Origin of the Brunists
Author(s): Robert Coover
ISBN: 0-553-11840-4 / 978-0-553-11840-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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April 1971 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Origin of the Bruntists
Author(s): Robert Coover
ISBN: 0-345-22248-2 / 978-0-345-22248-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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December 1968 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Origin of the Brunists
Author(s): Robert Coover
ISBN: 0-586-02636-3 / 978-0-586-02636-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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Kindle Editions

May 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Origin of Brunists (Norton Paperback Fiction)
Author(s): Robert Coover
Publisher: Dzanc Books
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