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The Evening of the Holiday

(1966)
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In the words of Time magazine, “A near perfect novel...a small masterpiece” by the author of The Great Fire

Passionate undercurrents sweep in and out of this eloquent novel about a love affair in a summer countryside in Italy and its inevitable end. It takes place in a setting of pastoral beauty during a time of celebration--a festival.

Sophie, half English, half Italian, meets Tancredi, an Italian who is separated from his wife and family. In telling the story of their love affair, Shirley Hazzard punctures the placid surface of polite Italian society to reveal the intense yearnings and surprising responses in sophisticated people caught up in emotions they do not always understand.







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Hardback Editions

May 1966 : UK Hardback
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Title: Evening of the Holiday
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard
ISBN: 0-333-00533-3 / 978-0-333-00533-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Paperback Editions

September 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Evening Of The Holiday
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard
ISBN: 1-84408-217-2 / 978-1-84408-217-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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January 1900 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Evening of the Holiday
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard, Shirley Hazzard Steegmuller, The Estate of Shirley Hazzard Steegmuller
ISBN: 0-312-42326-8 / 978-0-312-42326-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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July 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Evening of the Holiday (King Penguin S.)
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard
ISBN: 0-14-010451-8 / 978-0-14-010451-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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July 1981 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Evening of the Holiday
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard
ISBN: 0-87216-874-3 / 978-0-87216-874-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley Pub Group
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January 1969 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Evening of the Holiday
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard
ISBN: 0-14-002912-5 / 978-0-14-002912-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Kindle Editions

July 2004 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Evening of the Holiday: A Novel
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard, Shirley Hazzard Steegmuller
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon CA