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The Emperor's Children

(2006)
A novel by

 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
From a writer “of near-miraculous perfection” (The New York Times Book Review) and “a literary intelligence far surpassing most other writers of her generation” (San Francisco Chronicle), The Emperor's Children is a dazzling, masterful novel about the intersections in the lives of three friends, now on the cusp of their thirties, making their way—and not—in New York City.

There is beautiful, sophisticated Marina Thwaite—an “It” girl finishing her first book; the daughter of Murray Thwaite, celebrated intellectual and journalist—and her two closest friends from Brown, Danielle, a quietly appealing television producer, and Julius, a cash-strapped freelance critic. The delicious complications that arise among them become dangerous when Murray's nephew, Frederick “Bootie” Tubb, an idealistic college dropout determined to make his mark, comes to town. As the skies darken, it is Bootie's unexpected decisions—and their stunning, heartbreaking outcome—that will change each of their lives forever.

A richly drawn, brilliantly observed novel of fate and fortune—of innocence and experience, seduction and self-invention; of ambition, including literary ambition; of glamour, disaster, and promise—The Emperor's Children is a tour de force that brings to life a city, a generation, and the way we live in this moment.

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Hardback Editions

February 2007 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Emperor's Children
Author(s): Claire Messud
ISBN: 0-7862-9266-0 / 978-0-7862-9266-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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September 2006 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Emperor's Children
Author(s): Claire Messud
ISBN: 0-330-44447-6 / 978-0-330-44447-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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August 2006 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Emperor's Children
Author(s): Claire Messud
ISBN: 0-307-26419-X / 978-0-307-26419-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

August 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Emperor's Children: Picador Classic
Author(s): Claire Messud
ISBN: 1-4472-8941-2 / 978-1-4472-8941-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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June 2007 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Emperor's Children
Author(s): Claire Messud
ISBN: 0-307-27666-X / 978-0-307-27666-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 2007 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Emperor's Children
Author(s): Claire Messud
ISBN: 1-59413-228-3 / 978-1-59413-228-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Distribution
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April 2007 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Emperor's Children (Picador Classic)
Author(s): Claire Messud
ISBN: 0-330-44448-4 / 978-0-330-44448-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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April 2007 : UK Perfect Paperback
thumbTitle: Emperors Children
Author(s): CLAIRE MESSUD
ISBN: 0-330-45109-X / 978-0-330-45109-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Non Basic Stock Line
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January 2007 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Emperor's Children
Author(s): Claire Messud
ISBN: 0-330-51216-1 / 978-0-330-51216-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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September 2006 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Emperor's Children
Author(s): Claire Messud
ISBN: 0-330-44905-2 / 978-0-330-44905-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Audio Editions

August 2006 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Emperor' Children
Author(s): Claire Messud
ISBN: 1-4193-9803-2 / 978-1-4193-9803-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2007 : USA Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: The Emperor's Children
Author(s): Claire Messud
ISBN: 1-4281-0313-9 / 978-1-4281-0313-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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September 2006 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Emperor's Children: A Novel
Author(s): Claire Messud
Publisher: Recorded Books
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September 2006 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Emperor's Children: A Novel
Author(s): Claire Messud
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2006 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Emperor's Children
Author(s): Claire Messud
ISBN: 1-4281-0315-5 / 978-1-4281-0315-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2006 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: The Emperor's Children
Author(s): Claire Messud
ISBN: 1-4281-0314-7 / 978-1-4281-0314-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books LLC
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Kindle Editions

August 2015 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Emperor's Children: Picador Classic
Author(s): Claire Messud
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2006 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Emperor's Children
Author(s): Claire Messud
Publisher: Vintage
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