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The World As I Found It

(1987)
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When Bruce Duffy's The World As I Found It was first published more than twenty years ago, critics and readers were bowled over by its daring reimagining of the lives of three very different men, the philosophers Bertrand Russell, G. E. Moore, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. A brilliant group portrait with the vertiginous displacements of twentieth-century life looming large in the background, Duffy's novel depicts times and places as various as Vienna 1900, the trenches of World War I, Bloomsbury, and the colleges of Cambridge, while the complicated main characters appear not only in thought and dispute but in love and despair. Wittgenstein, a strange, troubled, and troubling man of gnawing contradictions, is at the center of a novel that reminds us that the apparently abstract and formal questions that animate philosophy are nothing less than the intractable matters of life and death.

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Hardback Editions

February 2000 : USA Hardback

Title: World As I Found It
Author(s): Bruce Duffy
ISBN: 0-7351-0046-2 / 978-0-7351-0046-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Replica Books
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October 1988 : UK Hardback
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Title: The World as I Found it
Author(s): Bruce Duffy
ISBN: 0-436-13816-6 / 978-0-436-13816-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd
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August 1987 : USA Hardback
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Title: The World As I Found It
Author(s): Bruce Duffy
ISBN: 0-89919-456-7 / 978-0-89919-456-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ticknor & Fields
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Paperback Editions

October 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The World as I Found It (New York Review Books Classics)
Author(s): Bruce Duffy
ISBN: 1-59017-360-0 / 978-1-59017-360-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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November 1987 : USA Paperback
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Title: The World As I Found It
Author(s): Bruce Duffy
ISBN: 0-395-90057-3 / 978-0-395-90057-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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May 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: The World as I Found It
Author(s): Bruce Duffy
ISBN: 0-14-012649-X / 978-0-14-012649-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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October 1988 : USA Paperback
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Title: The World as I Found it
Author(s): Bruce Duffy
ISBN: 0-89919-808-2 / 978-0-89919-808-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (Trade)
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Kindle Editions

December 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The World As I Found It (New York Review Books Classics)
Author(s): Bruce Duffy
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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