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Sebastian Faulks's new bestselling novel. Set at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, Human Traces explores the question of what makes us human. Jacques Rebiere and Thomas Midwinter, both sixteen when the story starts, come from different countries and contrasting families. They are united by an ambition to understand how the mind works in sickness and in health and whether madness is the price we pay for being what we are. As psychiatrists, their quest takes them from the squalor of the Victorian lunatic asylum to the crowded lecture halls of the great Professor Charcot in Paris; from the heights of the Sierra Madre in California to the plains of unexplored Africa. Their search is made urgent by the case of Jacques's brother Olivier, for whose severe illness no name has yet been found. Thomas's sister Sonia becomes the pivotal figure in the volatile relationship between the two men, which threatens to explode with the arrival in their Austrian sanatorium of an enigmatic patient, Fraulein Katharina von A, whose illness epitomises all that divides them. As the concerns of the old century fade and the First World War divides Europe, the novel rises to a climax in which the value of what it means to be alive seems to hang in the balance. This is Sebastian Faulks's most ambitious novel yet, with scenes of emotional power recalling his most celebrated work, yet set here on an even larger scale.

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Hardback Editions

September 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Human Traces: A Novel
Author(s): Sebastian Faulks
ISBN: 0-375-50226-2 / 978-0-375-50226-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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August 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: Human Traces
Author(s): Sebastian Faulks
ISBN: 0-09-179455-2 / 978-0-09-179455-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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August 2005 : UK Hardback

Title: Human Traces
Author(s): Sebastian Faulks
ISBN: 0-09-191179-6 / 978-0-09-191179-9 (UK edition)
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January 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: Human Traces
Author(s): Sebastian Faulks
ISBN: 0-09-179692-X / 978-0-09-179692-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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Paperback Editions

March 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Human Traces (Vintage International)
Author(s): Sebastian Faulks
ISBN: 0-375-70457-4 / 978-0-375-70457-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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July 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Human Traces
Author(s): Sebastian Faulks
ISBN: 0-09-945826-8 / 978-0-09-945826-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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July 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Human Traces
Author(s): Sebastian Faulks
ISBN: 0-09-949807-3 / 978-0-09-949807-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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March 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Human Traces
Author(s): Sebastian Faulks
ISBN: 0-09-179687-3 / 978-0-09-179687-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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August 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Human Traces
Author(s): Sebastian Faulks
ISBN: 0-09-179490-0 / 978-0-09-179490-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: QPD
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2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Human Traces
Author(s): Sebastian Faulks
ISBN: 0-09-190769-1 / 978-0-09-190769-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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Audio Editions

July 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Human Traces: A Novel
Author(s): Sebastian Faulks
ISBN: 1-4332-2920-X / 978-1-4332-2920-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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November 2009 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Human Traces (Part 2 of 2 parts)(Library Edition)
Author(s): Sebastian Faulks
ISBN: 1-4417-3613-1 / 978-1-4417-3613-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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November 2009 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Human Traces, Part 1
Author(s): Sebastian Faulks
ISBN: 1-4332-2917-X / 978-1-4332-2917-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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November 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Human Traces (Library Edition)
Author(s): Sebastian Faulks
ISBN: 1-4332-2918-8 / 978-1-4332-2918-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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November 2009 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Human Traces (Library Edition)
Author(s): Sebastian Faulks
ISBN: 1-4332-2921-8 / 978-1-4332-2921-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2006 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Human Traces
Author(s): Sebastian Faulks
ISBN: 0-7531-3509-4 / 978-0-7531-3509-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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August 2005 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Human Traces
Author(s): Sebastian Faulks
ISBN: 1-85686-974-1 / 978-1-85686-974-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Audiobooks
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October 2005 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Human Traces
Author(s): Sebastian Faulks
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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Kindle Editions

January 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Human Traces
Author(s): Sebastian Faulks
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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September 2006 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Human Traces: A Novel
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Publisher: Random House
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