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Billy Bathgate

(1989)
A novel by

 
Awards
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
In 1930's New York, Billy Bathgate, a fifteen-year-old high-school dropout, has captured the attention of infamous gangster Dutch Schultz, who lures the boy into his world of racketeering. The product of an East Bronx upbringing by his half-crazy Irish Catholic mother, after his Jewish father left them long ago, Billy is captivated by the world of money, sex, and high society the charismatic Schultz has to offer. But it is also a world of extortion, brutality, and murder, where Billy finds himself involved in a dangerous affair with Schultz's girlfriend. Relive this story through the title character's driving narrative, a child's thoughts and feelings filtered through the sensibilities of an adult, and the result is E.L. Doctorow's most convincing and appealing portrayal of a young boy's life. Converging mythology and history, one of America's most admired authors has captured the romance of gangsters and criminal enterprise that continues to fascinate the American psyche today.

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Hardback Editions

March 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: Billy Bathgate
Author(s): E L Doctorow
ISBN: 0-517-06456-1 / 978-0-517-06456-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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November 1990 : UK Hardback
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Title: Billy Bathgate (Windsor Selections)
Author(s): E L Doctorow
ISBN: 0-86220-389-9 / 978-0-86220-389-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Press
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October 1990 : USA Hardback
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Title: Billy Bathgate: A Novel (G K Hall Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): E L Doctorow
ISBN: 0-8161-4899-6 / 978-0-8161-4899-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall & Co
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February 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: Billy Bathgate
Author(s): E L Doctorow
ISBN: 0-394-52529-9 / 978-0-394-52529-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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September 1989 : UK Hardback

Title: Billy Bathgate
Author(s): E L Doctorow
ISBN: 0-333-51376-2 / 978-0-333-51376-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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April 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: Billy Bathgate
Author(s): E L Doctorow
ISBN: 0-394-57513-X / 978-0-394-57513-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Paperback Editions

August 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Billy Bathgate (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): E L Doctorow
ISBN: 0-241-25642-9 / 978-0-241-25642-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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June 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Billy Bathgate: A Novel (Random House Reader's Circle)
Author(s): E L Doctorow
ISBN: 0-8129-8117-0 / 978-0-8129-8117-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
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November 1998 : USA Paperback
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Title: Billy Bathgate
Author(s): E L Doctorow
ISBN: 0-452-28002-8 / 978-0-330-31158-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume
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May 1994 : UK Paperback
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Title: Billy Bathgate (Picador Books)
Author(s): E L Doctorow
ISBN: 0-330-31351-7 / 978-0-330-31351-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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January 1994 : USA Paperback

Title: Billy Bathgate: A Novel
Author(s): E L Doctorow
ISBN: 0-06-097595-4 / 978-0-06-097595-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perennial
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November 1991 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Billy Bathgate M/TV
Author(s): E L Doctorow
ISBN: 0-06-100331-x / 978-0-06-100331-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperPrism
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October 1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: Billy Bathgate: A Novel
Author(s): E L Doctorow
ISBN: 0-8161-5008-7 / 978-0-8161-5008-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall & Co
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September 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: Billy Bathgate (Picador Books)
Author(s): E L Doctorow
ISBN: 0-330-31158-1 / 978-0-330-31158-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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February 1990 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Billy Bathgate
Author(s): E L Doctorow
ISBN: 0-06-100007-8 / 978-0-06-100007-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper & Row
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1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: Billy Bathgate
Author(s): E L Doctorow
ISBN: 1-137-00757-5 / 978-1-137-00757-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Audio Editions

March 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Billy Bathgate: A Novel
Author(s): E L Doctorow
Publisher: Random House Audio
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March 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Billy Bathgate: A Novel
Author(s): E L Doctorow
Publisher: Random House Audio
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April 1992 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Billy Bathgate
Author(s): E L Doctorow
ISBN: 0-7861-0294-2 / 978-0-7861-0294-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

August 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Billy Bathgate (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): E L Doctorow
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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December 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Billy Bathgate: A Novel (Random House Reader's Circle)
Author(s): E L Doctorow
Publisher: Random House
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