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While England Sleeps

(1993)
A novel by

 
 
David Leavitt has earned high praise for his empathetic portrayal of human sexuality and the complexities of intimate relationships. Now, with While England Sleeps, available for the first time in two years, Leavitt moves beyond precisely controlled domestic drama to create a historical novel, one that has greater breadth and resonance than anything he has written before. Set against the rise of fascism in 1930s Europe, While England Sleeps tells the story of a love affair between the aristocratic young British writer Brian Botsford, who thinks homosexuality is something he will outgrow, and Edward Phelan, a sensitive and idealistic working-class employee of the London Underground and a Communist party member. When the strains of class difference, sexual taboo, and Brian's ambivalence impel Edward to volunteer to fight against Franco in Spain, Brian pursues him across Europe and into the violent chaos of war.

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

December 2015 : USA Hardback

Title: While England Sleeps
Author(s): David Leavitt
ISBN: 0-670-85825-0 / 978-0-670-85825-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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October 1993 : UK Hardback
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Title: While England Sleeps
Author(s): David Leavitt
ISBN: 0-14-013361-5 / 978-0-14-013361-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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October 1995 : USA Hardback
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Title: While England Sleeps
Author(s): David Leavitt
ISBN: 0-395-75937-4 / 978-0-395-75937-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (Trade)
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October 1993 : USA Hardback
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Title: While England Sleeps: A Novel
Author(s): David Leavitt
ISBN: 0-670-83349-5 / 978-0-670-83349-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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1993 : USA Hardback

Title: While England Sleeps 1ST Edition
Author(s): David Leavitt
ISBN: 1-111-06645-0 / 978-1-111-06645-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: VIKING PENGUIN
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Paperback Editions

June 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: While England Sleeps: A Novel
Author(s): David Leavitt
ISBN: 1-62040-708-6 / 978-1-62040-708-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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June 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: While England Sleeps
Author(s): David Leavitt
ISBN: 0-349-10953-2 / 978-0-349-10953-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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October 1995 : USA Paperback
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Title: While England Sleeps
Author(s): David Leavitt
ISBN: 0-395-75286-8 / 978-0-395-75286-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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December 1995 : UK Paperback

Title: While England Sleeps
Author(s): David Leavitt
ISBN: 0-14-024633-9 / 978-0-14-024633-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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August 1993 : USA Paperback
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Title: While England Sleeps
Author(s): David Leavitt
ISBN: 0-670-85092-6 / 978-0-670-85092-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Audio Editions

December 1999 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: While England Sleeps
Author(s): David Leavitt
ISBN: 0-453-00926-3 / 978-0-453-00926-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Kindle Editions

March 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: While England Sleeps
Author(s): David Leavitt
Publisher: Abacus
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June 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: While England Sleeps: A Novel
Author(s): David Leavitt
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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