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A Transit of Venus

(1980)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book (nominee)
Caro, gallant and adventurous, is one of two Australian sisters who have come to post-war England to seek their fortunes. Courted long and hopelessly by young scientist, Ted Tice, she is to find that love brings passion, sorrow, betrayal and finally hope. The milder Grace seeks fulfilment in an apparently happy marriage. But as the decades pass and the characters weave in and out of each other's lives, love, death and two slow-burning secrets wait in ambush for them.



Praise for this book

"A wonderfully mysterious book ... Both plot and characters are many layered. Unforgettably rich." - Anne Tyler


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Hardback Editions

September 1990 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Transit of Venus
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard
ISBN: 1-4177-0299-0 / 978-1-4177-0299-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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March 1980 : UK Hardback
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Title: Transit Of Venus
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard
ISBN: 0-333-27751-1 / 978-0-333-27751-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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March 1980 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Transit of Venus
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard
ISBN: 0-670-72426-2 / 978-0-670-72426-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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Paperback Editions

July 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Transit Of Venus (Virago Modern Classics)
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard
ISBN: 1-84408-144-3 / 978-1-84408-144-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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October 1995 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Transit Of Venus (Virago Modern Classics)
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard
ISBN: 1-86049-181-2 / 978-1-86049-181-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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September 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Transit of Venus
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard
ISBN: 0-14-010747-9 / 978-0-14-010747-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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May 1984 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Transit of Venus
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard
ISBN: 0-425-07511-7 / 978-0-425-07511-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley Pub Group
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May 1984 : USA Paperback
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Title: Title: The Transit of Venus
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard
ISBN: 0-87216-859-X / 978-0-87216-859-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Playboy Paperbacks
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December 1981 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Transit of Venus (King Penguin)
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard
ISBN: 0-14-005795-1 / 978-0-14-005893-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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