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The Devil Tree

(1973)
A novel by

 
 
A searing novel from a writer of international stature, The Devil Tree is a tale that combines the existential emptiness of Camus's The Stranger with the universe of international playboys, violence, and murder of Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripley. Jonathan Whalen's life has been determined from the start by the immense fortune of his father, a steel tycoon. Whalen's childlike delight in power and status mask a greater need, a desire to feel life intensely, through drugs, violence, sex, and attempts at meaningful connection with other people -- whether lovers or the memory of his dead parents. But the physical is all that feels real to him, and as he embarks on a journey to Africa with his godparents, Whalen's embrace of amoral thrill accelerates toward ultimate fulfillment. Now in a Grove Press paperback, Kosinski's classic, acclaimed as "an impressive novel ... it should confirm Jerzy Kosinki's position as one of our most significant writers" -- Newsweek "Savage ... [Whalen is] a foolproof, timeless American character." -- Mary Ellin Barrett, Cosmopolitan


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Hardback Editions

April 1981 : USA Hardback
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Title: Devil Tree (Revised)
Author(s): Jerzy N Kosinski
ISBN: 0-312-19794-2 / 978-0-312-19794-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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July 1973 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Devil Tree
Author(s): Jerzy Kosinski
ISBN: 0-15-125328-5 / 978-0-15-125328-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
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June 1973 : UK Hardback
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Title: Devil Tree
Author(s): Jerzy Kosinski
ISBN: 0-246-10740-5 / 978-0-246-10740-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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January 1973 : USA Hardback
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Title: Devil Tree
Author(s): Jerzy Kosinski
ISBN: 0-553-07865-8 / 978-0-553-07865-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell
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Paperback Editions

June 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Devil Tree
Author(s): Jerzy Kosinski
ISBN: 0-8021-3965-5 / 978-0-8021-3965-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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September 1988 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Devil Tree
Author(s): Jerzy N Kosinski
ISBN: 0-8050-0861-6 / 978-0-8050-0861-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co
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February 1982 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Devil Tree
Author(s): Jerzy Kosinski
ISBN: 0-09-927520-1 / 978-0-09-927520-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow Bks.
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October 1978 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Devil Tree
Author(s): Jerzy N Kosinski
ISBN: 0-553-14577-0 / 978-0-553-14577-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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February 1975 : UK Paperback
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Title: Devil Tree
Author(s): Jerzy Kosinski
ISBN: 0-586-04017-X / 978-0-586-04017-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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1974 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Devil Tree
Author(s): Jerzy Kosinski
ISBN: 0-553-12469-2 / 978-0-553-12469-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell
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Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Devil Tree
Author(s): Jerzy Kosinski
Publisher: Grove Press
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