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The Beach

(1996)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel
When Richard flies to Thailand he learns of the mysterious beach from a man who subsequently commits suicide. Teaming up with a young French couple, they set off to find it.

Genre: Thriller

Praise for this book

"THE BEACH is fresh, fast-paced, compulsive and clever - a LORD OF THE FLIES for the Generation X. It has all the makings of a cult classic." - Nick Hornby

"Alex Garland is writing a brand new kind of adventure novel. His style is dangerously simple yet altogether captivating." - Douglas Rushkoff


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Used availability for Alex Garland's The Beach

Hardback Editions

2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Beach Large Print
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 1-84197-552-4 / 978-1-84197-552-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Clipper large print
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February 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Beach
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 1-57322-048-5 / 978-1-57322-048-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover
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Paperback Editions

1957 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Beach
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 0-241-97656-1 / 978-0-241-97656-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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December 2015 : UK Paperback

Title: The Beach
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 0-14-104029-7 / 978-0-14-104029-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Beach
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 0-241-95237-9 / 978-0-241-95237-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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May 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Beach
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 0-241-95450-9 / 978-0-241-95450-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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September 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Beach (Popular Penguins)
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 0-14-103758-X / 978-0-14-103758-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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May 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Beach: Level 6 (Pearson English Graded Readers)
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 1-4058-8257-3 / 978-1-4058-8257-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pearson Education
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May 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: PLPR6:Beach, The Bk/CD Pack: Level 6 (Penguin Readers (Graded Readers))
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 1-4058-8026-0 / 978-1-4058-8026-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pearson Education
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September 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Beach (Penguin Celebrations)
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 0-14-103509-9 / 978-0-14-103509-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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July 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Beach
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 0-14-103177-8 / 978-0-14-103177-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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February 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Beach: Screenplay
Author(s): John Hodge
ISBN: 0-571-20486-4 / 978-0-571-20486-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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June 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Beach
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 0-14-025841-8 / 978-0-14-025841-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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September 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Beach (SS - de Slegte)
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 0-14-102040-7 / 978-0-14-102040-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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January 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Beach
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 1-57322-797-8 / 978-1-57322-797-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
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1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Beach (Om-Asia) (Penguin Celebrations)
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 0-14-100782-6 / 978-0-14-100782-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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April 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Beach (Penguin Student Editions)
Author(s): Alex Garland, Roland Carter
ISBN: 0-14-081805-7 / 978-0-14-081805-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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April 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Beach Book & CD Pack (Penguin Student Editions)
Author(s): Alex Garland, Roland Carter
ISBN: 0-14-081804-9 / 978-0-14-081804-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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February 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Penguin Readers Level 6: the Beach
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 0-582-43567-6 / 978-0-582-43567-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Longman
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June 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Beach (Penguin Celebrations)
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 0-14-029697-2 / 978-0-14-029697-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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January 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Beach
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 0-14-027005-1 / 978-0-14-027005-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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January 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Beach
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 0-14-028894-5 / 978-0-14-028894-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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January 2000 : USA Paperback

Title: Beach:a Novel Tr 10ct
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 1-57322-798-6 / 978-1-57322-798-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
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January 2000 : USA Paperback

Title: Beach:a Novel Tr 14fl
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 1-57322-801-X / 978-1-57322-801-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
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January 2000 : USA Paperback

Title: Beach:a Novel Tr 6ct
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 1-57322-799-4 / 978-1-57322-799-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
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2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Beach
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 0-261-10384-9 / 978-0-261-10384-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group, The
Availability: Amazon   


February 1998 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Beach
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 1-57322-652-1 / 978-1-57322-652-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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January 1997 : Paperback
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Title: THE BEACH
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 3883891436 / 978-3883891439
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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October 1996 : USA Paperback
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Title: Beach (UK Edition)
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 0-670-87014-5 / 978-0-670-87014-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Putnam~childrens Hc
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Beach
Author(s): Alex Garland
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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July 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Beach
Author(s): Alex Garland
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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July 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Beach
Author(s): Alex Garland
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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July 2016 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Beach
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 0-241-97985-4 / 978-0-241-97985-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Beach, The
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 1-5012-8448-7 / 978-1-5012-8448-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Beach
Author(s): Alex Garland
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Beach
Author(s): Alex Garland
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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August 2009 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Beach
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 1-4233-9142-X / 978-1-4233-9142-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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August 2009 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Beach
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 1-4233-9143-8 / 978-1-4233-9143-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2008 : UK Audio CD
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Title: PLPR6:Beach, The CD for Pack (Penguin Readers (Graded Readers))
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 1-4058-6134-7 / 978-1-4058-6134-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


August 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Beach
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 1-58788-715-0 / 978-1-58788-715-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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May 2000 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Beach
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 0-14-180179-4 / 978-0-14-180179-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2000 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Beach
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 1-56740-354-9 / 978-1-56740-354-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   


February 2000 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Beach
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 1-56740-899-0 / 978-1-56740-899-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2000 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Beach
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 0-14-180127-1 / 978-0-14-180127-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2000 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Beach
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 0-7531-0813-5 / 978-0-7531-0813-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Gold Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 1999 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Beach
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 0-14-095445-7 / 978-0-14-095445-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 1999 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Beach
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 0-14-086910-7 / 978-0-14-086910-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   


November 1997 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Beach (Nova Audiobooks)
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 1-56740-227-5 / 978-1-56740-227-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paperback Nova Audio Books
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February 1997 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Beach
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 1-56100-742-0 / 978-1-56100-742-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bookcassette
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February 1997 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Beach
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 1-56100-817-6 / 978-1-56100-817-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Unabridged Library Edition
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January 1997 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Beach (Nova Audio Books)
Author(s): Alex Garland
ISBN: 1-56100-931-8 / 978-1-56100-931-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nova Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

July 2007 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Beach
Author(s): Alex Garland
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


July 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Beach
Author(s): Alex Garland
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA