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The Marriage Plot

(2011)
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Madeleine Hanna was the dutiful English major who didn't get the memo. While everyone else in the early 1980s was reading Derrida, she was happily absorbed with Jane Austen and George Eliot: purveyors of the marriage plot that lies at the heart of the greatest English novels. Madeleine was the girl who dressed a little too nicely for the taste of her more Bohemian friends, the perfect girlfriend whose college love life, despite her good looks, hadn't lived up to expectations.

But now, in the spring of her senior year, Madeleine has enrolled in a semiotics course "to see what all the fuss is about," and, for reasons that have nothing to do with school, life and literature will never be the same. Not after she falls in love with Leonard Morton - charismatic loner, college Darwinist, and lost Oregon boy - who is possessed of seemingly inexhaustible energy and introduces her to the ecstasies of immediate experience. And certainly not after Mitchell Grammaticus - devotee of Patti Smith and Thomas Merton - resurfaces in her life, obsessed with the idea that Madeleine is destined to be his mate.

The triangle in this amazing and delicious novel about a generation beginning to grow up is age-old, and completely fresh and surprising. With devastating wit, irony, and an abiding understanding of and love for his characters, Jeffrey Eugenides resuscitates the original energies of the novel while creating a story so contemporary that it reads like the intimate journal of our own lives.

The author of two beloved novels, Middlesex (bestselling winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize, with more than 3 million copies sold) and the now classic The Virgin Suicides (made into a haunting film by Sofia Coppola), is back - with a brilliant, funny, and heartbreaking novel about the glories and vicissitudes of young love.

Genre: Literary Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

September 2012 : USA Library Binding
Title: The Marriage Plot (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Jeffrey Eugenides
ISBN: 0-606-26879-0 / 978-0-606-26879-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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November 2011 : USA Hardback
Title: The Marriage Plot (Basic)
Author(s): Jeffrey Eugenides
ISBN: 1-4104-4453-8 / 978-1-4104-4453-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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October 2011 : USA Hardback
Title: The Marriage Plot
Author(s): Jeffrey Eugenides
ISBN: 0-307-40186-3 / 978-0-307-40186-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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October 2011 : UK Hardback
Title: The Marriage Plot
Author(s): Jeffrey Eugenides
ISBN: 0-00-744129-0 / 978-0-00-744129-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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October 2011 : USA Hardback
Title: The Marriage Plot: A Novel
Author(s): Jeffrey Eugenides
ISBN: 0-374-20305-9 / 978-0-374-20305-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

September 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: The Marriage Plot
Author(s): Jeffery Eugenides
ISBN: 1-59413-557-6 / 978-1-59413-557-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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September 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: The Marriage Plot
Author(s): Jeffrey Eugenides
ISBN: 0-307-40187-1 / 978-0-307-40187-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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September 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: The Marriage Plot: A Novel
Author(s): Jeffrey Eugenides
ISBN: 1-250-01476-X / 978-1-250-01476-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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April 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: The Marriage Plot
Author(s): Jeffrey Eugenides
ISBN: 0-00-744130-4 / 978-0-00-744130-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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April 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: The Marriage Plot
Author(s): Jeffrey Eugenides
ISBN: 0-00-746049-X / 978-0-00-746049-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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2000 : USA Paperback
Title: The Marriage Plot
Author(s): Jeffrey Eugenides
ISBN: 1-250-01316-X / 978-1-250-01316-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan US
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October 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: The Marriage Plot
Author(s): Jeffrey Eugenides
ISBN: 0-00-744128-2 / 978-0-00-744128-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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October 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: The Marriage Plot
Author(s): Jeffrey Eugenides
ISBN: 0-00-746053-8 / 978-0-00-746053-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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October 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: The Marriage Plot: A Novel
Author(s): Jeffrey Eugenides
ISBN: 0-374-53325-3 / 978-0-374-53325-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan USA
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Audio Editions

October 2011 : UK Audio CD
Title: The Marriage Plot
Author(s): Jeffrey Eugenides
ISBN: 0-00-744357-9 / 978-0-00-744357-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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October 2011 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Marriage Plot: A Novel
Author(s): Jeffrey Eugenides
ISBN: 1-4272-1308-9 / 978-1-4272-1308-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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October 2011 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Marriage Plot
Author(s): Jeffrey Eugenides
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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October 2011 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Marriage Plot
Author(s): Jeffrey Eugenides
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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October 2011 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Marriage Plot
Author(s): Jeffrey Eugenides
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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Kindle Editions

October 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Marriage Plot
Author(s): Jeffrey Eugenides
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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October 2011 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Marriage Plot: A Novel
Author(s): Jeffrey Eugenides
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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October 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Marriage Plot
Author(s): Jeffrey Eugenides
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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