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Up the Down Stair Case

(1965)
A novel by

 
 
Bel Kaufman's Up the Down Staircase is one of the best-loved novels of our time. It has been translated into sixteen languages, made into a prize-winning motion picture, and staged as a play at high schools all over the United States; its very title has become part of the American idiom.

Never before has a novel so compellingly laid bare the inner workings of a metropolitan high school. Up the Down Staircase is the funny and touching story of a committed, idealistic teacher whose dash with school bureaucracy is a timeless lesson for students, teachers, parents--anyone concerned about public education. Bel Kaufman lets her characters speak for themselves through memos, letters, directives from the principal, comments by students, notes between teachers, and papers from desk drawers and wastebaskets, evoking a vivid picture of teachers fighting the good fight against all that stands in the way of good teaching.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

July 1991 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Up the Down Staircase
Author(s): Bel Kaufman, Bel Kauffman
ISBN: 0-7857-9943-5 / 978-0-7857-9943-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
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June 1993 : USA Hardback

Title: Up the Down Staircase
Author(s): Bel Kaufman
ISBN: 1-56849-148-4 / 978-1-56849-148-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Buccaneer Books
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June 1991 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Up the Down Staircase
Author(s): Bel Kaufman
ISBN: 0-606-12559-0 / 978-0-606-12559-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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October 1988 : USA Hardback
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Title: Up the Down Staircase
Author(s): Bel Kaufman
ISBN: 0-13-939158-4 / 978-0-13-939158-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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1811 : USA Hardback
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Title: Up the Down Staircase
Author(s): Bel Kaufman
ISBN: 0-13-939140-1 / 978-0-13-939140-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Prentice-Hall, Inc.
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Paperback Editions

April 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Up the Down Staircase
Author(s): Bel Kaufman
ISBN: 0-525-56565-5 / 978-0-525-56565-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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September 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Up the Down Staircase
Author(s): Bel Kaufman
ISBN: 1-4532-7101-5 / 978-1-4532-7101-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Open Road Iconic Books
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May 1991 : USA Paperback
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Title: Up the Down Staircase
Author(s): Bel Kaufman
ISBN: 0-06-097361-7 / 978-0-06-097361-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarpPeren
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June 1986 : USA Paperback
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Title: Up the Down Staircase
Author(s): Bel Kaufman
ISBN: 0-380-01598-6 / 978-0-380-01598-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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November 1979 : USA Paperback
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Title: Up the Down Staircase
Author(s): Bel Kaufman
ISBN: 0-380-48421-8 / 978-0-380-48421-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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April 1973 : UK Paperback

Title: Up the Down Staircase
Author(s): Bel Kaufman
ISBN: 0-330-23523-0 / 978-0-330-23523-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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June 1969 : USA Paperback
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Title: Up the Down Staircase
Author(s): Bel Kaufman
ISBN: 0-87129-281-5 / 978-0-87129-281-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing Company
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1969 : Paperback
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Title: Up The Down Staircase (Full-Length Play From The Book By Bel Kaufman)
Author(s): Christopher Sergel
ISBN: 999634052X / 978-9996340529
Publisher: The Dramatic Publishing Co.
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January 1908 : USA Paperback
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Title: Water-supply paper / Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey
Author(s): D C ), Water-supply paper (Washington
ISBN: 1-125-44001-5 / 978-1-125-44001-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of California Libraries
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Up the Down Staircase
Author(s): Bel Kaufman
ISBN: 1-72132-740-1 / 978-1-72132-740-9
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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April 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Up the Down Staircase
Author(s): Bel Kaufman
ISBN: 1-4829-7051-1 / 978-1-4829-7051-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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April 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Up the Down Staircase
Author(s): Bel Kaufman
ISBN: 1-4829-7049-X / 978-1-4829-7049-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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April 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Up the Down Staircase
Author(s): Bel Kaufman
ISBN: 1-4829-7050-3 / 978-1-4829-7050-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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March 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Up the Down Staircase
Author(s): Bel Kaufman
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Up the Down Staircase
Author(s): Bel Kaufman
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Up the Down Staircase
Author(s): Bel Kaufman
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

April 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Up the Down Staircase
Author(s): Bel Kaufman
Publisher: Vintage
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