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The Condor Passes

(1971)
A novel by

 
 
The ruthless accumulation, the spending, and the ultimate disposition of a great New Orleans fortune furnish the motive force in Grau's brilliant novel of three American generation. As his family hovers around him, heirs apparent, the ninety-five-year-old multimillionaire, Thomas Henry Oliver holds court. While the acquisition of money has liberated Oliver, unleashing his torrential energies, it has suffocated his daughter Anna, who, has retreated into religious fanaticism, and turned his younger daughter Margaret into a shrewd businesswoman, whose amusement is a series of hell-raising lovers. Robert, the poverty-stricken Cajun boy whom Oliver raised to be the son he never had, is possessed by the money. Of everyone exposed to Oliver and his gold, only the secretive black chauffeur, Stanley -- the legendary condor of the title -- appears to have held himself intact.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

December 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Condor Passes (Transaction Large Print Books)
Author(s): Shirley Ann Grau
ISBN: 0-7658-0777-7 / 978-0-7658-0777-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Transaction Large Print
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February 1972 : UK Hardback
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Title: Condor Passes
Author(s): Shirley Ann Grau
ISBN: 0-582-10068-2 / 978-0-582-10068-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall Press
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Paperback Editions

July 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Condor Passes
Author(s): Shirley Ann Grau
ISBN: 1-4128-1250-X / 978-1-4128-1250-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Transaction Large Print
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September 1971 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Condor Passes
Author(s): Shirley Ann Grau
ISBN: 0-394-47249-7 / 978-0-394-47249-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Condor Passes, The
Author(s): Shirley Ann Grau
ISBN: 1-5318-0359-8 / 978-1-5318-0359-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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February 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Condor Passes
Author(s): Shirley Ann Grau
Publisher: Audible Studios
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February 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Condor Passes
Author(s): Shirley Ann Grau
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK