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Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book
The Great Fire is Shirley Hazzard's first novel since The Transit of Venus, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1981. The conflagration of her title is the Second World War. In war-torn Asia and stricken Europe, men and women, still young but veterans of harsh experience, must reinvent their lives and expectations, and learn, from their past, to dream again. Some will fulfill their destinies, others will falter. At the centre of the story, a brave and brilliant soldier finds that survival and worldly achievement are not enough. His counterpart, a young girl living in Occupied Japan and tending her dying brother, falls in love, and in the process discovers herself. In the looming shadow of world enmities resumed, and of Asia's coming centrality in world affairs, a man and a woman seek to recover self-reliance, balance, and tenderness, struggling to reclaim their humanity.

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Hardback Editions

July 2004 : USA Library Binding

Title: Great Fire
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard
ISBN: 1-4176-6735-4 / 978-1-4176-6735-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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November 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Great Fire
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard
ISBN: 1-86049-890-6 / 978-1-86049-890-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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October 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Great Fire (Today Show Book Club #16)
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard
ISBN: 0-374-27821-0 / 978-0-374-27821-2 (USA edition)
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October 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Great Fire: A Novel
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard
ISBN: 0-374-16644-7 / 978-0-374-16644-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Great Fire
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard
ISBN: 1-4025-7191-7 / 978-1-4025-7191-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: RB Large Print
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Paperback Editions

July 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Great Fire
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard
ISBN: 0-312-42358-6 / 978-0-312-42358-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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May 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Great Fire
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard
ISBN: 0-356-23933-0 / 978-0-356-23933-0 (UK edition)
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May 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Great Fire
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard
ISBN: 1-84408-057-9 / 978-1-84408-057-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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November 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Great Fire
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard
ISBN: 1-84408-139-7 / 978-1-84408-139-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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January 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Great Fire
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard
ISBN: 1-84505-674-4 / 978-1-84505-674-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: W.F. Howes
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January 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Great Fire
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard
ISBN: 0-374-70321-3 / 978-0-374-70321-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar Straus and Giroux
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Audio Editions

January 2004 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Great Fire
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard
ISBN: 1-4025-8127-0 / 978-1-4025-8127-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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January 2004 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Great Fire: A Novel
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard
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January 2004 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Great Fire: A Novel
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January 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Great Fire
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard
ISBN: 1-4025-8112-2 / 978-1-4025-8112-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2004 : USA Audio Cassette
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ISBN: 1-4025-8125-4 / 978-1-4025-8125-0 (USA edition)
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2002 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Great Fire (Unabridged Books on Disc)
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard
ISBN: 1-84505-233-1 / 978-1-84505-233-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Clipper Audio
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Kindle Editions

April 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Great Fire: A Novel
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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