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Cliffs of Fall

(1963)
And Other Stories
A collection of stories by

 
 
From the author of The Great Fire, a collection of stories about love and acceptance, expectations and disappointment

Shirley Hazzard’s stories are sharp, sensitive portrayals of moments of crisis. Whether they are set in the Italian countryside or suburban Connecticut, the stories deal with real people and real problems.

In the title piece, a young widow is surprised and ashamed by her lack of grief for her husband.
In “A Place in the Country,” a young woman has a passionate, guilty affair with her cousin’s husband. In “Harold,” a gawky, lonely young man finds acceptance and respect through his poetry.

Moving and evocative, these ten stories are written with subtlety, humor, and a keen understanding of the relationships between men and women.



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Paperback Editions

September 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Cliffs Of Fall
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard
ISBN: 1-84408-186-9 / 978-1-84408-186-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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July 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Cliffs of Fall: And Other Stories
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard, Shirley Hazzard Steegmuller, The Estate of Shirley Hazzard Steegmuller
ISBN: 0-312-42327-6 / 978-0-312-42327-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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December 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: Cliffs of Fall And Other Stories: The Party; a Place in the Country; Vittorio; in One's Own House; Villa Adriana; Cliffs of Fall; Weekend; Harold; the ... the Worst Moment of the Day (King Penguin S.)
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard
ISBN: 0-14-010449-6 / 978-0-14-010449-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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March 1986 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Cliffs Of Fall
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard
ISBN: 0-515-08574-X / 978-0-515-08574-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Jove
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March 1986 : USA Paperback
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Title: Cliffs of Fall
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard
ISBN: 0-87216-913-8 / 978-0-87216-913-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Jove Pubns
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Kindle Editions

July 2004 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Cliffs of Fall: And Other Stories
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard, Shirley Hazzard Steegmuller
Publisher: Picador
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