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The Diviners

(1974)
(A book in the Manawka series)
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The culmination and completion of Margaret Laurence’s celebrated Manawaka cycle, The Diviners is an epic novel.

This is the powerful story of an independent woman who refuses to abandon her search for love. For Morag Gunn, growing up in a small Canadian prairie town is a toughening process – putting distance between herself and a world that wanted no part of her. But in time, the aloneness that had once been forced upon her becomes a precious right – relinquished only in her overwhelming need for love. Again and again, Morag is forced to test her strength against the world – and finally achieves the life she had determined would be hers.

The Diviners has been acclaimed by many critics as the outstanding achievement of Margaret Laurence’s writing career. In Morag Gunn, Laurence has created a figure whose experience emerges as that of all dispossessed people in search of their birthright, and one who survives as an inspirational symbol of courage and endurance.

The Diviners received the Governor General’s Award for Fiction for 1974.

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"It's hard to think of a contemporary novel more moving and more triumphant than THE DIVINERS." - Sara Maitland


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Hardback Editions

1982 : Canada Hardback
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Title: THE DIVINERS
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-919155-05-7 / 978-0-919155-05-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Gatefold Books
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September 1974 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Diviners
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-333-15695-1 / 978-0-333-15695-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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June 1974 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Diviners.
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-394-49156-4 / 978-0-394-49156-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc
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1974 : Canada Hardback
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Title: The Diviners.
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-7710-4748-7 / 978-0-7710-4748-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Toronto, ON, Canada: McClelland & Stewart, 1974
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Paperback Editions

May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Diviners: Penguin Modern Classics Edition
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-7352-5281-5 / 978-0-7352-5281-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Emblem Editions
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March 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Diviners (Virago Modern Classics)
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 1-84408-536-8 / 978-1-84408-536-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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December 2007 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Diviners
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-7710-3490-3 / 978-0-7710-3490-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: New Canadian Library
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1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Diviners (Manawka)
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-86068-818-6 / 978-0-86068-818-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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January 1993 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Diviners (Phoenix Fiction)
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-226-46935-2 / 978-0-226-46935-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
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October 1988 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Diviners
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-7710-9986-X / 978-0-7710-9986-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: New Canadian Library
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October 1984 : Canada Paperback

Title: The Diviners
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-7704-2176-8 / 978-0-7704-2176-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Seal Books
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October 1984 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Diviners
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-7704-2045-1 / 978-0-7704-2045-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Seal Books
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1982 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Diviners
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-7704-1787-6 / 978-0-7704-1787-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Seal Books
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1979 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Diviners , The
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-7704-1589-X / 978-0-7704-1589-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Seal Books
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January 1978 : Canada Mass Market Paperback

Title: The Diviners
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-7710-9263-6 / 978-0-7710-9263-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: New Canadian Library
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January 1976 : UK Paperback

Title: The Diviners
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-552-67947-X / 978-0-552-67947-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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Kindle Editions

November 2008 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Diviners
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
Publisher: New Canadian Library
Availability: Amazon CA