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The Little Book

(2008)
A novel by

 
 
An irresistible triumph of the imagination more than thirty years in the making, The Little Book is a breathtaking love story that spans generations, ranging from fin de siècle Vienna through the pivotal moments of the twentieth century.

The Little Book is the extraordinary tale of Wheeler Burden, California-exiled heir of the famous Boston banking Burdens, philosopher, student of history, legend's son, rock idol, writer, lover of women, recluse, half-Jew, and Harvard baseball hero. In 1988 he is forty-seven, living in San Francisco. Suddenly he is - still his modern self - wandering in a city and time he knows mysteriously well: fin de siècle Vienna. It is 1897, precisely ninety-one years before his last memory and a half-century before his birth.

It's not long before Wheeler has acquired appropriate clothes, money, lodging, a group of young Viennese intellectuals as friends, a mentor in Sigmund Freud, a bitter rival, a powerful crush on a luminous young American woman, a passing acquaintance with local celebrity Mark Twain, and an incredible and surprising insight into the dashing young war-hero father he never knew.

But the truth at the center of Wheeler's dislocation in time remains a stubborn mystery that will take months of exploration and a lifetime of memories to unravel and that will, in the end, reveal nothing short of the eccentric Burden family's unrivaled impact on the very course of the coming century. The Little Book is a masterpiece of unequaled storytelling that announces Selden Edwards as one of the most dazzling, original, entertaining, and inventive novelists of our time.

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Used availability for Selden Edwards's The Little Book

Hardback Editions

January 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Little Book (Basic)
Author(s): Selden Edwards
ISBN: 1-4104-1267-9 / 978-1-4104-1267-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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August 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Little Book
Author(s): Selden Edwards
ISBN: 0-525-95061-3 / 978-0-525-95061-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton Adult
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Paperback Editions

November 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Little Book
Author(s): Selden Edwards
ISBN: 0-349-12172-9 / 978-0-349-12172-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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January 2009 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Little Book
Author(s): S Edwards
ISBN: 0-452-29555-6 / 978-0-452-29555-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: A Plume Book
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May 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Little Book: A Novel
Author(s): Selden Edwards
ISBN: 0-452-29551-3 / 978-0-452-29551-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume
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November 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Little Book
Author(s): Selden Edwards
ISBN: 0-349-12171-0 / 978-1-60751-701-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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August 2008 : USA Paperback

Title: The Little Book
Author(s): Selden Edwards
ISBN: 0-525-95107-5 / 978-0-525-95107-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

January 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Little Book
Author(s): Selden Edwards
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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January 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Little Book
Author(s): Selden Edwards
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2008 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Little Book
Author(s): Selden Edwards
ISBN: 0-14-314351-4 / 978-0-14-314351-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

November 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Little Book (Bible Stories)
Author(s): Selden Edwards
Publisher: Abacus
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Little Book: A Novel
Author(s): Selden Edwards
Publisher: Plume
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA