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Homer and Langley

Homer and Langley

(2009)
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From Ragtime and Billy Bathgate to The Book of Daniel, World's Fair, and The March, the novels of E. L. Doctorow comprise one of the most substantive achievements of modern American fiction. Now, with Homer & Langley, this master novelist has once again created an unforgettable work.

Homer and Langley Collyer are brothers-the one blind and deeply intuitive, the other damaged into madness, or perhaps greatness, by mustard gas in the Great War. They live as recluses in their once grand Fifth Avenue mansion, scavenging the city streets for things they think they can use, hoarding the daily newspapers as research for Langley's proposed dateless newspaper whose reportage will be as prophecy. Yet the epic events of the century play out in the lives of the two brothers-wars, political movements, technological advances-and even though they want nothing more than to shut out the world, history seems to pass through their cluttered house in the persons of immigrants, prostitutes, society women, government agents, gangsters, jazz musicians . . . and their housebound lives are fraught with odyssean peril as they struggle to survive and create meaning for themselves.

Brilliantly conceived, gorgeously written, this mesmerizing narrative, a free imaginative rendering of the lives of New York's fabled Collyer brothers, is a family story with the resonance of myth, an astonishing masterwork unlike any that have come before from this great writer.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: Homer & Langley: A Novel
Author(s): E L Doctorow
ISBN: 1-4000-6494-5 / 978-1-4000-6494-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Paperback Editions

February 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: Homer And Langley
Author(s): E L Doctorow
ISBN: 0-349-12259-8 / 978-0-349-12259-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Homer & Langley: A Novel
Author(s): E L Doctorow
ISBN: 0-8129-7563-4 / 978-0-8129-7563-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
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2009 : UK Paperback
Title: Homer And Langley
Author(s): E L Doctorow
ISBN: 1-4087-0215-0 / 978-1-4087-0215-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Homer & Langley, A Novel (Cornell University Edition)
Author(s): E L Doctorow
ISBN: 0-8129-8279-7 / 978-0-8129-8279-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperback E
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September 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: Homer And Langley
Author(s): E L Doctorow
ISBN: 1-4087-0226-6 / 978-1-4087-0226-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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September 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: Homer & Langley: A Novel (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): E L Doctorow
ISBN: 0-7393-2867-0 / 978-0-7393-2867-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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Audio Editions

May 2015 : UK Audio CD
Title: Homer and Langley
Author(s): E L Doctorow
ISBN: 1-4712-9300-9 / 978-1-4712-9300-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
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November 2010 : USA Audio edition
Title: Homer and Langley
Author(s): E L Doctorow
Publisher: Audible Studios
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November 2010 : UK Audio edition
Title: Homer and Langley
Author(s): E L Doctorow
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2009 : USA Audio CD
Title: Homer & Langley: A Novel
Author(s): E L Doctorow
ISBN: 0-7393-3416-6 / 978-0-7393-3416-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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September 2009 : USA Audio edition
Title: Homer & Langley
Author(s): E L Doctorow
Publisher: Random House Audio
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September 2009 : USA Audio CD
Title: Homer & Langley
Author(s): E L Doctorow
ISBN: 1-4159-6563-3 / 978-1-4159-6563-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Kindle Editions

January 2010 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Homer And Langley
Author(s): E L Doctorow
Publisher: Abacus
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August 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Homer & Langley: A Novel
Author(s): E L Doctorow
Publisher: Random House
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