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Three Arched Bridge

(1994)
A novel by

 
 
Amazon.co.uk ReviewThe year: 1377. The place: the Balkan peninsula. Here in Ismail Kadare's novel, The Three-Arched Bridge, an Albanian monk chronicles the events surrounding the construction of a bridge across a great river known as Ujana e Keqe, or "Wicked Waters". If successful in their endeavour, the bridge-builders will challenge a monopoly on water transportation known simply as "Boats and Rafts". The story itself parallels developments in modern-day Eastern Europe, with the bridge emblematic of a disintegrating economic and political order: just as mysterious cracks in the span's masonry endanger the structure and cast the local community into a morass of uncertainty, superstition and murder, so the fast-changing conditions in the 14th-century Balkan peninsula threaten to overwhelm the stability of life there. Dark as the story itself is, Mr. Kadare's prose, skilfully translated from the Albanian by John Hodgson, is elegant, witty and deft. And with so many twists and turns in its carefully constructed plot, this political parable keeps the reader's interest to the very end.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

February 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Three-Arched Bridge
Author(s): Ismail Kadare
ISBN: 1-55970-368-7 / 978-1-55970-368-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
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June 1995 : UK Hardback

Title: The Three-Arched Bridge
Author(s): Ismail Kadare
ISBN: 0-86356-521-2 / 978-0-86356-521-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Saqi Books
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October 1994 : USA Hardback

Title: The Three-Arched Bridge
Author(s): Ismail Kadare, John Hodgson
ISBN: 1-56131-045-X / 978-1-56131-045-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Amsterdam Books
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Paperback Editions

September 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Three-Arched Bridge (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Ismail Kadare
ISBN: 0-09-956088-7 / 978-0-09-956088-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
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October 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Three-Arched Bridge: A Novel
Author(s): Ismail Kadare
ISBN: 1-61145-873-0 / 978-1-61145-873-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arcade
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April 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Three-Arched Bridge
Author(s): Ismail Kadare
ISBN: 1-61145-279-1 / 978-1-61145-279-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
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October 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Three-Arched Bridge
Author(s): Ismail Kadare
ISBN: 1-55970-792-5 / 978-1-55970-792-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
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May 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Three-Arched Bridge
Author(s): Ismail Kadare
ISBN: 1-86046-463-7 / 978-1-86046-463-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Press
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May 1998 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Three-Arched Bridge
Author(s): Ismail Kadare
ISBN: 0-375-70094-3 / 978-0-375-70094-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Kindle Editions

April 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Three-Arched Bridge (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Ismail Kadare
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK