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Billy Bathgate

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Availability: Amazon UK   

June 2010 : USA Paperback
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
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
Title: Billy Bathgate
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
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
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
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
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
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
Title: Billy Bathgate: A Novel
Author(s): E L Doctorow
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   

March 2014 : UK Audio edition
Title: Billy Bathgate: A Novel
Author(s): E L Doctorow
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 1992 : USA Audio Cassette
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
Title: Billy Bathgate (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): E L Doctorow
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Availability: Amazon UK   

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