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Bear

(1976)
A novel by

 
After five years buried like a mole amid the decaying maps and manuscripts of an historical institute, Lou is given a welcome field assignment: to catalogue a nineteenth-century library, improbably located in an octagonal house on a remote island in northern Ontario. Eager to reconstruct the estate's curious history, she is unprepared for her discovery that the island has one other inhabitant: a bear.

Lou's imagination is soon overtaken by the estate's historical occupants, whose fascination with bear lore becomes her own. Irresistibly, Lou is led along a path of emotional and sexual self-discovery, as she explores the limits of her own animal nature through her bizarre and healing relationship with the bear.

A daring and compelling novel, Marian Engel's Bear won the Governor General's Award for 1976.

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Used availability for Marian Engel's Bear


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Hardback Editions

March 1977 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Bear
Author(s): Marian Engel
ISBN: 0-7100-8603-2 / 978-0-7100-8603-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul PLC
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 1976 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Bear
Author(s): Marian Engel
ISBN: 0-689-10760-9 / 978-0-689-10760-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 1976 : Canada Hardback
thumbTitle: Bear
Author(s): Marian Engel
ISBN: 0-7710-3080-0 / 978-0-7710-3080-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

December 2014 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Bear
Author(s): Marian Engel
ISBN: 0-7710-3013-4 / 978-0-7710-3013-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Emblem Editions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2009 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Bear
Author(s): Marian Engel
ISBN: 0-7710-9379-9 / 978-0-7710-9379-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: New Canadian Library
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2003 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Bear (Nonpareil books)
Author(s): Marian Engel, Marian Engel
ISBN: 0-87923-667-1 / 978-0-87923-667-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: David R Godine
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

May 1990 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Bear
Author(s): Marian Engel
ISBN: 0-7710-9958-4 / 978-0-7710-9958-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: New Canadian Library
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 1988 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Bear
Author(s): Marian Engel
ISBN: 0-86358-312-1 / 978-0-86358-312-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Thorsons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

1978 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Bear
Author(s): Marian Engel
ISBN: 0-7704-1551-2 / 978-0-7704-1551-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Bantam
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

1977 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Bear
Author(s): Marian Engel
ISBN: 0-553-11059-4 / 978-0-553-11059-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

January 1976 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Bear
Author(s): Marian Engel
ISBN: 0-7710-9322-5 / 978-0-7710-9322-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: New Canadian Library
Availability: Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

August 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Bear
Author(s): Marian Engel
Publisher: New Canadian Library
Availability: Amazon CA   


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