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Dürrenmatt once wrote of himself: 'I can best be understood if one grasps grotesqueness,' and The Visit is a consummate, alarming Dürrenmatt blend of hilarity, horror, and vertigo. The play takes place 'somewhere in Central Europe' and tells of an elderly millionairess who, merely on the promise of her millions, swiftly turns a depressed area into a boom town. But the condition attached to her largesse, which the locals learn of only after they are enmeshed, is murder. Dürrenmatt has fashioned a macabre and entertaining parable that is a scathing indictment of the power of greed.

    

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Hardback Editions

July 2008 : USA Library Binding

Title: Visit
Author(s): Friedrich Durrenmatt
ISBN: 1-4395-1378-3 / 978-1-4395-1378-1 (USA edition)
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December 1962 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Visit
Author(s): Friedrich Durrenmatt
ISBN: 0-224-60180-6 / 978-0-224-60180-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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August 1973 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Visit (Cape plays)
Author(s): Friedrich Durrenmatt
ISBN: 0-224-00917-6 / 978-0-224-00917-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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Paperback Editions

1986 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Visit
Author(s): Friedrich Durrenmatt
ISBN: 0-573-61754-6 / 978-0-573-61754-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Samuel French Inc.
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October 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Visit
Author(s): Friedrich Durrenmatt
ISBN: 0-8021-4426-8 / 978-0-8021-4426-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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January 1994 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Visit: A Tragi-Comedy
Author(s): Friedrich Durrenmatt
ISBN: 0-8021-3066-6 / 978-0-8021-3066-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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August 1973 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Visit
Author(s): Friedrich Durrenmatt
ISBN: 0-224-00914-1 / 978-0-224-00914-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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June 1962 : USA Paperback
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Title: Visit
Author(s): Friedrich Durrenmatt
ISBN: 0-394-17239-6 / 978-0-394-17239-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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